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Updated Production Weekly With Dakota Fanning Confirmed

by Will on February 26, 2009 · 174 comments

in Casting

casting  200902260935 Updated Production Weekly With Dakota Fanning Confirmed The following cast summary was taken from Production Weekly, which is a–let’s see if you can guess–weekly production newsletter–and was found by the same TwiMom responsible for the previous Production Weekly post with a summary we hadn’t seen before.

“THE TWILIGHT SAGA’S NEW MOON” Feature Film 02-12-09

VOLTERRA FM PRODUCTIONS CANADA INC.

STATUS – March 23 LOCATION – Vancouver – Italy

PRODUCER: Patrick Wachsberger – Wyck Godfrey WRITER: Melissa Rosenberg DIRECTOR: Chris Weitz LP: Bill Bannerman PM: Barbara Kelly

CAST: Robert Pattinson – Kristen Stewart – Taylor Lautner – Billy Burke – Gil Birmingham – Peter Facinelli -Elizabeth Reaser -Ashley Greene – Jackson Rathbone – Kellan Lutz – Nikki Reed – Dakota Fanning

All is not well between demon-magnet Bella and Edward Cullen, her vampire Romeo. An innocent papercut at Edward’s house puts Bella in grave danger when various members of the Cullen family can barely resist their hunger at the smell of blood. The Cullens promptly leave town, afraid of endangering Edward’s beloved, and Bella sinks into an overwhelming depression. Months later, she finally emerges from her funk to rebuild her life, focusing on her friendship with besotted teen Jacob from the reservation. Bella’s unhealthy enthrallment to Edward leads her into dangerous and self-destructive behavior despite her new friends, and supernatural complications are bound to reappear. Bella’s being hunted by an evil vampire, and Jacob’s adolescent male rage turns out to be incipient lycanthropy: It seems many Quileute Indians become werewolves in the presence of vampires, their natural enemies. (March 23 – May 20 / will shoot in the ancient Tuscan city of Volterra for two weeks in May – Release date Nov. 20, 2009)  

Of note is that Dakota Fanning is now listed as in the cast–so she may have officially signed. But, at the same time, it also claims the film will be shooting in Volterra–which as we just reported, is still up in the air.

UPDATE: As I mentioned in the last paragraph, this doesn’t mean Fanning is definitely in, since the information is not consistent with other news we’re hearing. The ever-lovable Twilight Lexicon makes the point even more succinctly

Now here’s the thing were not saying Dakota won’t eventually be cast because that’s honestly our gut impression here based on a number of factors. However, we are not so sure this is 100% official yet:
1. It doesn’t make any sense for this confirmation not to have been picked up by Mark Malkin, Nikki Finke, and several others given that they all had the insider track. The Dakota Fanning story leaked like a sieve. It seems odd that they’d allow themselves to get upstaged by a two-week old production memo that lots of people had access to.
2. The cast list (other than Rob, Kristen, and Taylor who obviously have top billing in that order) are in alphabetical order. Dakota’s name got stuck in at the end. It seems weird that the format would not be consistent especially in Hollywood where name position is everything


Dakota Fanning already has a bit of experience acting with wolves–this photo is from a January 2007 Vanity Fair photoshoot that Chanel fashion designer Karl Lagerfield directed. Here’s the behind-the-scenes vid:

Re: Dakota Fanning has signed [via TwiCrack]

  • serena

    whoever said it looks a bit dodgy because the rest is in alphabetical order, uuum pretty sure its not:Robert Pattinson – Kristen Stewart – Taylor Lautner – Billy Burke – Gil Birmingham – Peter Facinelli -Elizabeth Reaser -Ashley Greene – Jackson Rathbone – Kellan Lutz – Nikki Reed – Dakota Fanninguhh look jasion rathbone, pretty sure RATHBONE would come after LUTZ in the alphabetic dickhead. and gil BIRMINGHAM would come after billy BURKEand if you argue that its first name alphabetical then why wouldPETER facinelli come before ASHLEY GREENEgeez

  • serena

    whoever said it looks a bit dodgy because the rest is in alphabetical order, uuum pretty sure its not:Robert Pattinson – Kristen Stewart – Taylor Lautner – Billy Burke – Gil Birmingham – Peter Facinelli -Elizabeth Reaser -Ashley Greene – Jackson Rathbone – Kellan Lutz – Nikki Reed – Dakota Fanninguhh look jasion rathbone, pretty sure RATHBONE would come after LUTZ in the alphabetic dickhead. and gil BIRMINGHAM would come after billy BURKEand if you argue that its first name alphabetical then why wouldPETER facinelli come before ASHLEY GREENEgeez

  • serena

    whoever said it looks a bit dodgy because the rest is in
    alphabetical order, uuum pretty sure its not:
    Robert Pattinson – Kristen Stewart – Taylor Lautner – Billy Burke – Gil Birmingham – Peter Facinelli -Elizabeth Reaser -Ashley Greene – Jackson Rathbone – Kellan Lutz – Nikki Reed – Dakota Fanning

    uhh look jasion rathbone, pretty sure RATHBONE would come after LUTZ in the alphabetic dickhead. and gil BIRMINGHAM would come after billy BURKE

    and if you argue that its first name alphabetical then why would
    PETER facinelli come before ASHLEY GREENE

    geez

  • serena

    whoever said it looks a bit dodgy because the rest is in
    alphabetical order, uuum pretty sure its not:
    Robert Pattinson – Kristen Stewart – Taylor Lautner – Billy Burke – Gil Birmingham – Peter Facinelli -Elizabeth Reaser -Ashley Greene – Jackson Rathbone – Kellan Lutz – Nikki Reed – Dakota Fanning

    uhh look jasion rathbone, pretty sure RATHBONE would come after LUTZ in the alphabetic dickhead. and gil BIRMINGHAM would come after billy BURKE

    and if you argue that its first name alphabetical then why would
    PETER facinelli come before ASHLEY GREENE

    geez

  • serena

    whoever said it looks a bit dodgy because the rest is in
    alphabetical order, uuum pretty sure its not:
    Robert Pattinson – Kristen Stewart – Taylor Lautner – Billy Burke – Gil Birmingham – Peter Facinelli -Elizabeth Reaser -Ashley Greene – Jackson Rathbone – Kellan Lutz – Nikki Reed – Dakota Fanning

    uhh look jasion rathbone, pretty sure RATHBONE would come after LUTZ in the alphabetic dickhead. and gil BIRMINGHAM would come after billy BURKE

    and if you argue that its first name alphabetical then why would
    PETER facinelli come before ASHLEY GREENE

    geez

  • Gabrielle

    Dakota is a good actress, but she looks way to young. She is 15 but looks about 7. If they can't make her look about ….lets say 10 years older, Jane is going to suck bringing down the ENTIRE movie. I hope she is NOT signed.

  • Gabrielle

    Dakota is a good actress, but she looks way to young. She is 15 but looks about 7. If they can't make her look about ….lets say 10 years older, Jane is going to suck bringing down the ENTIRE movie. I hope she is NOT signed.

  • Gabrielle

    Dakota is a good actress, but she looks way to young. She is 15 but looks about 7. If they can't make her look about ….lets say 10 years older, Jane is going to suck bringing down the ENTIRE movie. I hope she is NOT signed.

  • Gabrielle

    Dakota is a good actress, but she looks way to young. She is 15 but looks about 7. If they can't make her look about ….lets say 10 years older, Jane is going to suck bringing down the ENTIRE movie. I hope she is NOT signed.

  • Gabrielle

    Dakota is a good actress, but she looks way to young. She is 15 but looks about 7. If they can't make her look about ….lets say 10 years older, Jane is going to suck bringing down the ENTIRE movie. I hope she is NOT signed.

  • Adrienne

    Off the subject of Jane, though I am disappointed Dakota Fanning got the part. I think Anna Sophia Robb would of been better, but its too late. Anyway, I'm wondering, how are they going to portray the werewolves in New Moon? I really hope they stay true to the books and get the look just right. Also, I really liked Taylor as Jacob, a young Jacob in Twilight, but how can he pull off growing to six feet plus in New Moon?! It's not all about muscles, Jacob got taller too. How are they going to do it? I just hope they stay true to the books.

  • Adrienne

    Off the subject of Jane, though I am disappointed Dakota Fanning got the part. I think Anna Sophia Robb would of been better, but its too late. Anyway, I'm wondering, how are they going to portray the werewolves in New Moon? I really hope they stay true to the books and get the look just right. Also, I really liked Taylor as Jacob, a young Jacob in Twilight, but how can he pull off growing to six feet plus in New Moon?! It's not all about muscles, Jacob got taller too. How are they going to do it? I just hope they stay true to the books.

  • Adrienne

    Off the subject of Jane, though I am disappointed Dakota Fanning got the part. I think Anna Sophia Robb would of been better, but its too late. Anyway, I'm wondering, how are they going to portray the werewolves in New Moon? I really hope they stay true to the books and get the look just right. Also, I really liked Taylor as Jacob, a young Jacob in Twilight, but how can he pull off growing to six feet plus in New Moon?! It's not all about muscles, Jacob got taller too. How are they going to do it? I just hope they stay true to the books.

  • Adrienne

    Off the subject of Jane, though I am disappointed Dakota Fanning got the part. I think Anna Sophia Robb would of been better, but its too late. Anyway, I'm wondering, how are they going to portray the werewolves in New Moon? I really hope they stay true to the books and get the look just right. Also, I really liked Taylor as Jacob, a young Jacob in Twilight, but how can he pull off growing to six feet plus in New Moon?! It's not all about muscles, Jacob got taller too. How are they going to do it? I just hope they stay true to the books.

  • Adrienne

    Off the subject of Jane, though I am disappointed Dakota Fanning got the part. I think Anna Sophia Robb would of been better, but its too late. Anyway, I'm wondering, how are they going to portray the werewolves in New Moon? I really hope they stay true to the books and get the look just right. Also, I really liked Taylor as Jacob, a young Jacob in Twilight, but how can he pull off growing to six feet plus in New Moon?! It's not all about muscles, Jacob got taller too. How are they going to do it? I just hope they stay true to the books.

  • madeline

    this movie is tha best..twilight i got all the books love this movie i can w to see new moon… good luck.

  • madeline

    this movie is tha best..twilight i got all the books love this movie i can w to see new moon… good luck.

  • madeline

    this movie is tha best..twilight i got all the books love this movie i can w to see new moon… good luck.

  • chihuahua girl

    heyyyyyyyy! ME NO SPEAK ENGLISH! P.S. I LUV CHIHUAHUAZ RULE! I LUV ALL THE TWILIGHT BOOKS! HEHE! :]

  • chihuahua girl

    heyyyyyyyy! ME NO SPEAK ENGLISH! P.S. I LUV CHIHUAHUAZ RULE! I LUV ALL THE TWILIGHT BOOKS! HEHE! :]

  • chihuahua girl

    heyyyyyyyy! ME NO SPEAK ENGLISH! P.S. I LUV CHIHUAHUAZ RULE! I LUV ALL THE TWILIGHT BOOKS! HEHE! :]

  • EMG.

    I couldnt care less if Dakota was in it or not. She prob only gets a small amount on screen. But i do agree with use unkown actors would be better. But its there desicion just by putting these forums up doesnt mean there gonna change so suck it up. And get over it. Dakota is a preety good actor remember her in WarOfTheWorlds that was a brilliant movie. Oh And the gay guy from HSM is Alec ^-^ and Martin Sheen is Aro.

    AnyHoo just coz Dakota is in it doesnt mean im gonna stop liking the movies.
    P.S doesnt Phil (Bella's mums new husband) look like John Cena in his small scene XD

  • EMG.

    I couldnt care less if Dakota was in it or not. She prob only gets a small amount on screen. But i do agree with use unkown actors would be better. But its there desicion just by putting these forums up doesnt mean there gonna change so suck it up. And get over it. Dakota is a preety good actor remember her in WarOfTheWorlds that was a brilliant movie. Oh And the gay guy from HSM is Alec ^-^ and Martin Sheen is Aro.

    AnyHoo just coz Dakota is in it doesnt mean im gonna stop liking the movies.
    P.S doesnt Phil (Bella's mums new husband) look like John Cena in his small scene XD

  • EMG.

    I couldnt care less if Dakota was in it or not. She prob only gets a small amount on screen. But i do agree with use unkown actors would be better. But its there desicion just by putting these forums up doesnt mean there gonna change so suck it up. And get over it. Dakota is a preety good actor remember her in WarOfTheWorlds that was a brilliant movie. Oh And the gay guy from HSM is Alec ^-^ and Martin Sheen is Aro.

    AnyHoo just coz Dakota is in it doesnt mean im gonna stop liking the movies.
    P.S doesnt Phil (Bella's mums new husband) look like John Cena in his small scene XD

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