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Cast Article, Plus New Moon Movie Rumour

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“I talked Emile,” recalls Hardwicke, referring to her Lords Of Dogtown featured player. “And he had lots of nice things to say about Kristen from Into The Wild.”

Hardwick maintains most of the actors they auditioned for Edward were handsome “but they all looked like the All-American guy.”

Pattison was different. “He had everything we needed,” Hardwicke notes. “And he had that angular face and kind of mysterious Edward aura.”

Bob Thompson: Director says Twilight stars will shine

With director Catherine Hardwicke deep into post-production for Twilight, frenzied young fans are anxiously awaiting the results of the film set for release on Dec. 12.

To say that a fanatic following has blossomed around the novel and now the movie is, like, such an understatement. The film version of the award-winning and best selling Stephenie Meyer book will be one of the totally major events of the Christmas season.

The peculiar thing is Hardwicke, who made a name for herself with teen flicks Thirteen and Lords Of Dogtown, had no idea what she was getting into at first. She says she responded to the teen love conflict amidst vampires at an isolated Washington State high school.

But it didn’t take long into filming in and around Portland, Oregon, for the director to find out all Twilight eyes were on her and the production. Good thing for Hardwicke she realized before shooting that casting would be especially critical to the success of the movie.

Fans already knew that and hopes she got it right. Hardwicke thought she had when she hired the actors. Now she’s happy to say she did, especially with the pivotal leads.

That would be Kristin Stewart who plays Bella, a lousy athlete and an awkward teen hopelessly devoted to the mysterious Edward (Robert Pattison), a vampire trying to kick his bloody habit.

“When I first read the book, I thought ‘This is powerful, crazy and original,” Hardwicke says. “I got swept away with the voice of the character, this young girl who falls in love and is even willing to cross over to other side.”

So it’s not a coincidence that Hardwicke picked the Twilight leads she did.  And here’s why.

L. A. actress Stewart, 18, first made a name for herself as Jodie Foster’s sullen diabetic daughter in 2002’s Panic Room. She also received decent notices playing the cranky sister in the fantasy adventure Zathura. But it was her brief heart-felt role in Into The Wild opposite Emile Hirsch that got Hardwicke interested in her for the Twilight part.

“I talked Emile,” recalls Hardwicke, referring to her Lords Of Dogtown featured player. “And he had lots of nice things to say about Kristen from Into The Wild.”

Then she met Stewart and was convinced that the young actress could pull of the complicated  part of “a clumsy and shy teen who didn’t like the spotlight” but who ends up “so obsessed with her true love she’s willing to give up who she is.”

On the other hand, the Pattison selection took a great deal longer. He won out from over 5,000 other acting hopefuls.  And it’s his second role of a lifetime. Pattison was doing low profile theatre roles  and part-time modeling when he landed the part of Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

That was a start. But Hardwicke discovered there was much more to the 22- year-old actor born and raised in London.

“It was a massive challenge to find Edward,” the director says. “Not many actors can live up to the image in the book - the pale skin and the other-worldly beauty.”

Hardwick maintains most of the actors they auditioned for Edward were handsome “but they all looked like the All-American guy.”

Pattison was different. “He had everything we needed,” Hardwicke notes. “And he had that angular face and kind of mysterious Edward aura.”

Besides that, Hardwicke hints she may include a few surprises in the movie that aren’t in the book. But not too many. We’ll find out when the film’s released in December.

Meanwhile, she’s hard at work doing post in L. A. after filming in the very rainy Portland last winter and spring.

“I got so moved by the love story in the thriller,” says Hardwicke. “I hope the movie has that too.”
Source.

And ShockTillYouDrop.com reports on the rumour that New Moon will be released late 2009.

It's just a rumor at this point, but word was leaked on the internet that Summit Entertainment, who will be releasing a movie based on Stephenie Meyer 's #1 New York Times best-selling novel Twilight on December 12, has also optioned the movie rights to the second novel in the series, New Moon, with plans to adapt it for release in December '09.

This would confirm what Twilight producer Wyck Godfrey told Ryan Rotten back in March which you can read here, saying that the script for the sequel was ready to go:

"The goal is, we've got the [sequel] script ready to go and come December we want to shoot it for about the same time - for the weather and stuff we don't want to be in the heat of the winter. Obviously, you know the next book and know we can go out into the sun a little bit more. Hopefully, we'll have it ready to go and ready to start prepping for the beginning of next year."

The popular love story between a high school girl and a young vampire who hasn't aged in 90 years is being adapted by Catherine Hardwicke (Thirteen) although there's no word if she'll continue onto the sequel as well.

Stay tuned for more information as we get it.
Source.

Thanks to Everglow for the heads up.
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