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Dakota Fanning Officially Joins 'The Twilight Saga's New Moon'

March 07, 2009 07:39:35 GMT

Words are, Summit Entertainment have officially announced that Dakota Fanning will indeed play Jane in 'Twilight' sequel, 'The Twilight Saga's New Moon'.


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Dakota Fanning's involvement in "The Twilight Saga's New Moon" has reportedly been made official. According to Twilighters Anonymous, Summit Entertainment have announced via e-mail to Twilight the Movie subscribers that the 15-year-old has joined the "New Moon" cast ensemble as the Volturi member, Jane.

"Dakota Fanning joins New Moon," so read the headline of the Summit's announcement. It further continued to read, "Acclaimed actress Dakota Fanning has officially joined the cast. And will play fan favorite Jane in The Twilight Saga: New Moon." Whether this report is true or not is yet to be proven as the studio has yet to come up with a public statement of the matter.

Dakota Fanning has been linked to the Jane character for quite sometime now. Soon after rumors surfaced that the "Coraline" star is linked to "New Moon", confirmations were outed that Fanning is indeed in negotiation to star as Jane. She also has come out speaking about the character, saying "The character is what I would be excited about. It's kind of evil, something I've never done before, and it's a vampire. You know, it's really cool, so I really hope it works out."

A sequel to 2008 hit vampire drama "Twilight", "The Twilight Saga's New Moon" will be directed by "The Golden Compass" helmer Chris Weitz using the script penned by "Twilight" screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg. The romantic drama will see the return of Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner among others.

Centering on the personal conflict Bella experiences, it will chronicle the time Bella Swan is left devastated by the abrupt departure of Edward Cullen. Finding solace in her friendship with Jacob Black, she soon finds herself drawn into the world of the werewolves and her loyalty to the vampires is tested. The Summit Entertainment movie is aimed for November 20 U.S. release.



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posted by melika on Nov 19, 2009
thanks veryyyyyyyyyyyy muchhhh
posted by Melissa H on Sep 22, 2009
I'm kind of neutral because I haven't really watched Dakota Fanning perform much. But I did think of her as the perfect Fern. But then she does look sort of like Jane in the pictures you know, ot Kristin Chenoweth. No offence to her fans. But, Vanessa Hudgens makes a lovely Leah! I love her! Gogogo Vanessa!! Oh do give people a chance.
posted by edwad on Sep 14, 2009
I love twilight ..... and now that the new moon came out I like even more
posted by TWILIGHT!LOVER!4EVER on Jul 01, 2009
Dakota Fanning as JANE?NO WAY! its not like i detest her or anything but she just doesn't seem to fit the role of JANE!JANE IS DARK!Dakota Fanning is like a BARBIE DOLL! And i really hope that they won't pick Vanessa.H as LEAH CLEARWATER! if they do choose her this seem like one of those DISNEY MOVIES! Ohhh I LOVE the original plot its just soooooo real somehow and if they change it it'll be a real dissapointment!
posted by chelsea power on Jun 13, 2009
i think dakota will do a good job as jane only if she can pull off the evil vamp look. but i agree, she shouldn't be playin jane. i really hope she doesn't ruin the movie.
posted by jemma. on Jun 05, 2009
this is great! dakota is an amazing actress. did anyone see her in I am Sam and she was only really young. just chill out, she will be great.
posted by twilght craze on Jun 02, 2009
why is every one going nuts over dakota being jane she fits the part perfect and she has had experience no it wont make the movie as real but kriten and robert have stared in other movies too like kristen in panic room!and robert in harry potter you pple should just chill out and enjoy the movies dont obsess just think it could always be worse and every one deserves a chance toexperience something even if you are already a celebrity but give dakota a chance she might be better than you think so chill and enjoy what you have. luv twilight craze
posted by j_k on Jun 02, 2009
i think that themovie is going to be a hit no matter who they put in the movie so they should just suck it up and get over them selves it wont really matter who the actress is Dakota will be great along with emmett alice jasper bella edward rosalie carlilse and esme she will just be anther adition to them
posted by twifans on Jun 01, 2009
i agree wit Lydia B she is goin to take away from the movie!!!!!!! UGH
posted by ashtongrowls on May 14, 2009
why does it matter if she is jane. the part of jane isnt like a huge role or anything so it doesnt matter.
posted by Eleanor C on May 12, 2009
Dakota as Jane! PLEASE! Did anybody actually watch her in War of the Worlds. She has the most annoying voice in all the world. She can't act and I hate to say it - Actually I don't hate to say it. She has a head the shape of ET. Dakota as Jane! NO THANKS! I'd rather have Evan Rachel Wood. So much better.
posted by RobIsTheBest on Apr 15, 2009
I think Dakota fanning is a brilliant actor and she always impresses me. Although she should stay away from Twilight considering that she is known really well and would steer the attention away from lead roles. It's the fact that most characters are unknown that traps you in the story. I'm sure if she did it it wouldn't be a disaster and it wouldn't stop me from being first in cinema when the movie is released!!!!;)
posted by robert lover 14 on Apr 02, 2009
omfg i hate the fact that dikota is guna be jane she isent right for the part first she aint dark enof second she dosent have the right fashal feturs and therd she is a hog if fame a hate her god
posted by haley k on Apr 02, 2009
umm robert lover not to be rude but 1st of all you cant spell worth crap and 2nd of all the movie hasnt even came out yet!!!
posted by haley k :) on Apr 02, 2009
why are some of you guys against her I think that she will do a good job and I wish her luck!
posted by New MOon SUX on Mar 30, 2009
new moon officially sux now! i cannot believe that they made DAKOTA FANNING as JANE!!! AND IF THEY MAKE VANNESSA HUDGENS LEAH, I WILL KILL MYSELF SHE SUX I LOVE JUACOB HES FRIKN HOT
posted by kjo976@aol.com on Mar 29, 2009
Stephenie Meyer works very closely with the making of the movies. As you can see in Twilight if she didn't like Dekota as Jane. She could of said so, aparrently she did not. So stop bashing the actress just cause she's never done horror. Besides Twilight isn't meant to be a horror movie not really. So I feel Dakota can do that lite horror feel like she did in Hide and Seek.
posted by kjo976@aol.com on Mar 29, 2009
Stephenie Meyer works very closely with the making of the movies. As you can see in Twilight if she didn't like Dekota as Jane. She could of said so, aparrently she did not. So stop bashing the actress just cause she's never done horror. Besides Twilight isn't meant to be a horror movie not really. So I feel Dakota can do that lite horror feel like she did in Hide and Seek.
posted by just_jess on Mar 29, 2009
honestly, i can't picture dakota fanning as jane. it's nothing against her, but one of the things i liked about the twilight movie was that they didn't use mainstream actors. a lot of them were no-namers. and i would have liked for the series to stay that way. and i don't think that they are necessarily changing the plot either. for one thing i doubt that stephanie meyer would allow it so that edward never really leaves. because then it would not be new moon at all since the book is centered around his absense. as it was stated before they just want to try to show what edward was doing and how he felt. as for the whole finding your own edward... let's be honest here, edward and bella are pretty much the new romeo and juliet. before twilight came out, every girl dreamt of finding her romeo. someone who is completely and unconditionally in love with you. oh and fyi julia, just because a person loves the twilight series doesn't mean they haven't read books out of that genre. a farewell to arms is one of my all-time favorite books. and i absolutely love jane austen. and might i point out that edward acts similarly towards bella as mr. darcy does towards elizabeth bennett. they both start off being kind of "mean" towards the girl, but then end up confessing their love for the girl. so don't get it twisted.
posted by Anotha Ramdom on Mar 29, 2009
Hier Hier random passerby!! Julia, thats y it's called fiction! U cant hav hated tha books too much, coz it seems like u read them all...
posted by jacoblover on Mar 26, 2009
julia, you need to get a good taste of great literature. twilight, newmoon, eclipse, and breaking dawn anre the newyour time best selling series. its history. the actors, and future actors are going to be Great. you need to go suck a dick. the movie is awsome. and you are a terrible critic.
posted by cm on Mar 26, 2009
to those who think good books are those that stay in reality what world do you live in i pick up a book to escape to another place another time to become a believer even if it is just for a short while i do not however fantisize about finding someone like edward i have a husband!so just because i liked this series and really love bella and edward as a couple and love to think about what their life together would be does not mean that i live in a dreamworld it means that i have an imagination that a good book is one that lets you escape into it that makes you want to keep reading even if it is 4am in the mourning
posted by cm on Mar 26, 2009
i also hope that all main charctures stay the same i hate when they replace someone you have come to know as that person and then have to make that person fit your idea of them it ruins every movie seqel they have ever done that to
posted by cm on Mar 26, 2009
i first watched the movie and then had to read the books in the middle of the second book i really started to hate jacob and bella and wanted edward back in the picture but by keeping edwards voice in bellas head it was great and you could tell that she would go to any lenghs to keep him there and by the end of all the books it all made sense i really hope the movies stay true to the books maybe with a little less jacob and a little more edward and bella and i would have to say the only downside to the books would be the enormous sexual buildup and then a total letdown for their experinces it would have made it a 1000 times better
posted by kitty 21/3/09 on Mar 22, 2009
Julia you have no idea what you are talking about. Stephanie did a fantastic job with these books and how many people have read them all over the world proving that they all cant be wrong.. Maybe your the one with the problem did you ever think of that.
posted by appleque 22 march 09 on Mar 22, 2009
For any one who says the twilight movie sucks and that edward (robert pattinson) is not suitable for the movie is just jeolous because they dont have his looks. anyone who says the movie was not in keeping with the book doesnt know what they are talking about as they only had 2 hours to cut down a 20 odd chaptered book. plus i agree that everyone probably in reading the second book did want to know what edward was doing and feeling and if anyhting pertreying this in the film will make the movie better. And yes we may all dream about finding an edward although we are not that daft in knowing that this is probably not possible but we all can hope plus the reason that people critizise this movie about being to romantic is because they dont know what romance is.
posted by Sanraita on Mar 21, 2009
julia, keep your comments to yourself. if youdon't like Twilight, that's fine. You don't know what your missing, but the rest of us are laughing at you.
posted by renesmeeculleniscool on Mar 20, 2009
Listen, Julia. Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn are legendary! Read them, relax and don't knock Twilight! I think Dakota Fanning will do OK, I personally think she just too nice to play Jane.
posted by Edward&Bella on Mar 20, 2009
Kayy , well first off , if yu guys have a problemm about Dakota Fanning its finee , but dnt makee it soo bad that yu guys are gonna hate the movie like shes in the whole 2 hour movie and shes the shining star or something. Shes in what , five minutes of the book and yu guys are all complaining that shes gonna ruin the whole movie. Stop spazing out about it , if yu guys are real twilight fans , yu guys arent gona care about stupid little things. What yu should care about is that atleast the book is coming to a movie so yu can see it. Second, they are just changing it around , having it where we can see more of edward and see what he was thinking about about , and what he is doing and stuff . Think about it, didnt yu all think about where he was , and what he was doing when yu guys read New Moon ? Because i no i did . I was always like where is he , what is he doing ,did he kill himself or what . Like they are all just trying to make the movie a bit more interesting. They are probably making it so we can see edward and not always seeing bella and jacob. They probbaly want us to see the behind the scenes from the book. Third , stop spazzing and enjoy the movie wen it comes outt , and everyonee makee sure too buyy twilightt tmrw :)
posted by Julia on Mar 16, 2009
Random Passerby: Great Things?! You would know what great things were if you read real literature. The Twilight-series is the worst piece of crap I've ever read. Stephenie Meyer Has no clue on how to write, and what really is a pity these days, is that no one cares. All these little Twilight-fans are so messed up in the plot, because it's the kind of miracle they wish would happen to them. Beautiful, mystic stranger, falls hopelessly in love with you and acts ever the gentleman. The truth is that Bella and Edward's relationship is the really disturbing, messed-up kinda thing, in which Edward acts ever the masochistic selfish idiot, and Bella is so hopelessly devoted to his perfect god-like looks, that she is completely unable to cope without him. Bella is an empty character, who has nothing to offer but her inability to exist without slaving her life away for other people (helping her confused mom with everything practical - because of course her mother can't do that herself, she is obviously not an adult; constantly cooking, cleaning and keeping house for her father, who of course is not an adult either, and finally; commit her life to the existence of Edward. If she can't have him - well then she can have his voice in her head, which is by the way, not weird at all). Get real people! Read some Hemingway, Austen, Vonnegut or the more recent excellent Zusac. Get some fresh air, realize that guys like Edward just doesn't exist, but that there's plenty of guys who are much much better, and much more real. And if you insist on staying in the overrated vampire-genre, then read "Interview With a Vampire", which exceeds Twilight by far.
posted by jk on Mar 14, 2009
wow she is going to really screw up this movie! twilight does not need some one really famous in it. it will really ruin the movie
posted by Aussie* on Mar 14, 2009
She is a good actress but I just don't know if she will be able to pull it off.
posted by lv twilight fan on Mar 12, 2009
i agree 100% with random passerby
posted by jasmine on Mar 12, 2009
ITHINK THAT SHE WILL DO FINE BUT I HOPE THEY DONT CHANG ANY OF HE CAST MEMBERS AND MOSTLY I HOPE THEY DONT CHANG ROBERT AS EDWARD love him!!!!
posted by JAZZY on Mar 12, 2009
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posted by Kendra on Mar 11, 2009
I think Dakota will do a wonderful job playing Jane. I am glad she was casted to play Jane. I really hope they dont cast Vanessa H. She is a terrible actress and is not right for the part.
posted by Random Passerby on Mar 11, 2009
I can't believe that some of you are so blind to be so concerned with dakota as jane...first off I think she'll do a perfect job and second of all real twilight fans should be more ticked off about how the plot is going to go....they want to keep edward from leaving...HOW CAN YOU MAKE A MOVIE FROM A BOOK BUT THEN CHANGE THE PLOT LINE....moronic. Summit is only worried about one thing and that's money they know that keeping rob in the movie will bring in the rob fans aka MONEY. They're so afraid and have no faith in the books to think that the movie could actually be a success with him not in it. God forbid we don't have rob in the frikin movie...the movie shouldn't be called new moon its not even going to be the book just like the first movie....they screwed that one all up too....great now I have to wait another 20 friggin years for someone to make a remake and hope to god they do a better job at it...to all the rob fans claiming to be twilight fans...pull ur heads out of ur ass and get a friggin clue...they're screwing everything up and all you guys care about is how hot he is..geez people have no appreciation for great things these days it really is a pity
posted by Elise R on Mar 10, 2009
OMG I HATE DAKOTA AZZ JANE!! I KNOW I SOUND SELFISH BUT I WISH I COULD BE JANE I WASN'T ALOUD TRYING OUT =( AND WHEN MY COUSIN SAW ME AGAIN AFTER A YEAR SHE SAID "YEW SHOULD BE JANE! I PICTURE YOU LIKE HER" BUT OH WELL IT'LL SUCK ANYWAY SINCE THEY'RE CHANGING THE PLOT LINE EDWARD ISN'T EVEN LEAVING AND DAKOTA SUCKS SOOOOO BAD (AT LEAST 4 DISS ROLE) WE SHOULD PROTEST FOR A RECAST OR SOMETHING GOSH!!!!
posted by .................... on Mar 10, 2009
WHAT?!?!?!!? DAKOTA FREAKING FANNING?!?!?!?!?! SHE SUCKS, SHE'S UGLY, SHE'S FREAKING ONLY 15!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope she SUCKS, she does NOT deserve that part!!! OMG! New Moon's movie is gonna suck now. AND they're changing the WHOLE plot because they want edward in the movie more. Seriously, what's the point now?!?!?!?!?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted by alexa on Mar 10, 2009
i think Dakota could actualy pull this off as jane and if not summit can replace her im not that bothered, BUT IF VANESSA HUDGENS GETS THE ROLE AS LEAH CLEARWATER I WILL SCREAM!!!!! THERES NO WAY SHE FITS HER HIGH VOICE CANNOT PULL OF LEAH CHARCTER ANYWAY IF SHE DOSE GET THE PART THIS MOVIES JUST GUNNU BE LIKE ANOTHER DISNEY UGH!!!! ITS BAD ENOUGH ZAC EFRON IS TRYING TO GET IN AND HES ALREADY IN PIRATES OF THE CARABIAN 4 !!!!!!!!!!! AAAHHHH anyway check out the actor for "felix" in new moon :)
posted by ampruitt on Mar 09, 2009
ok, i'm not a HUGE fanning fan, BUT, i seriously believe that she will play the role perfectly! There's no way "Jane's" role is going to rain on the Cullen's parade- that includes Bella, or the La Push Pack... This is a role casted perfectly, and in the forthcoming movies, she will be great in her appearances as well... I'm excited. Have they posted the rest of the cast anywhere? I can't find the list, and I'm interested in the rest of the Volturi...
posted by OTwilighter on Mar 09, 2009
First off, not everyone loves Rob. I hate him as Edward so the whole casting thing was a screw-up from the beginning IMO. The casting as Fanning is just the icing on the 'our casting calls suck' cake,
posted by PBandJelli on Mar 08, 2009
for MARÜ, are you daft? While Kristin Chenoweth fits the height requirement for Jane, she's a grown woman! Jane is depicted as looking like a child. So, no I'm not "with you"
posted by Mrs.Bowwow on Mar 08, 2009
Calm down!! if she does suck she'll only be in the movie for like 5 mins!!! and then they'll replace her if everyone hates her!! but give her a chance before you go makin acusations!
posted by Mrs.Bowwow on Mar 08, 2009
Calm down!! if she does suck she'll only be in the movie for like 5 mins!!! and then they'll replace her if everyone hates her!! but give her a chance before you go makin acusations!
posted by Twilight Chick on Mar 08, 2009
shes gonna ruin everything!!!!!I think its a bad idea to have her in the movie!!!!
posted by true twilight fan on Mar 08, 2009
I think dakota fit's the discription of Jane very well jane is described as a small child and dakota is a small child with a very good bacground in movies ( I saw Push and she was really good) As to lidia B u r completly wrong she fits the discription I read each book 2 ( Im obssed)AS to if she'll do a good job we wont now because the freaking movie hasen't come out and if u think u can do abetter job then go be a director or audition ( Im sure Ull suck) And she will not take the attention from robert and kristen since sje's only in the movie for like 8 second's and every body love;s robert so there's absolutly no chance Dakota will be good just wait and see
posted by true twilight fan on Mar 08, 2009
I think dakota fit's the discription of Jane very well jane is described as a small child and dakota is a small child with a very good bacground in movies ( I saw Push and she was really good) As to lidia B u r completly wrong she fits the discription I read each book 2 ( Im obssed)AS to if she'll do a good job we wont now because the freaking movie hasen't come out and if u think u can do abetter job then go be a director or audition ( Im sure Ull suck) And she will not take the attention from robert and kristen since sje's only in the movie for like 8 second's and every body love;s robert so there's absolutly no chance Dakota will be good just wait and see
posted by 33 on Mar 07, 2009
wow dakota is goin to ruin everything
posted by skeptic_me on Mar 07, 2009
yey!! dakota has finally joined!! i really love her!! love the way she acts!! guys, give her a chance..maybe you'll like her...try watching her movies...especially hide and seek...
posted by Leanne on Mar 07, 2009
UGHHH I'm so mad! I think Dakota is a good actress but not good enough to take on this role! They should have picked someone who the fans could picture being Jane, not just a celebrity age appropriate! She better not ruin this movie!!!!
posted by el on Mar 07, 2009
i was really hoping they wouldn't go for the celebrity status actors to be in the film. takes away from the reality feel...and is such a distraction. the big rush in putting the films together also is a concern. all the fans want the studios to care more for the product being quality, rather than meeting the deadline they think will produce the most cash.
posted by MARÜ on Mar 07, 2009
I disagree with Dakota as Jane,I hate her! I want Kristin Chenoweth as Jane , Dakota SUCKS! who's with me??
posted by rovity on Mar 07, 2009
I am so happy that Dakota is going to be Jane. When I thought of who would cast as her, Dakota is the first person I thought of. Good job Summit!!! It's going to be a great movie and I don't see her taking any fame away from Rob & Kristen. I see it as bringing more life to NM.
posted by Unhappy with Dakota on Mar 07, 2009
Nooooo. I agree with Lydia B 100%
posted by JEN on Mar 07, 2009
Wow i think dakota is going to do a great job... she did great in push im pretty sure she can do it in new moon as well... and nobody i mean nobody can take the spotlight off of rob and kriste... unless it vanessa h. then it would be bcuz we would all look at her in discuss and then the movie would be ruined... but dakota fanning ruining it no way jose she will be awesome...
posted by Lydia B on Mar 07, 2009
ok this is a disaster Dakota Fanning is gonna take the attention away from rob and kris so this is gonna suck im very disapointed with summit and think they need to reconsider no offense but she will suck at this role no way this girl can do it and she does not fit jane at all!!!!!!ask any real twilight saga fan she has to be replaced she wll screw up the whole movie with her lil 5 mins of lines!

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