Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Victoria Actress Switch for Eclipse!

I saw this on the EXTRA TV site!!!!


Actress Rachelle Lefevre Will Be Replaced By Howard In The Role Of Victoria

Los Angeles – July 28, 2009 – Summit Entertainment announced today that Bryce Dallas Howard will take over the role of “Victoria” in the studio’s upcoming production of THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE. Actress, Rachelle Lefevre, who portrayed the character in TWILIGHT as well as the upcoming release of THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON, will not continue in the role due to scheduling conflicts with another commitment the actor has made. THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE will start filming in Vancouver this coming August.

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE, the third film in the studio’s TWILIGHT film franchise based on Stephenie Meyer’s blockbuster book series, will be directed by David Slade from a screenplay written by Melissa Rosenberg. The film will be released theatrically in North America on Wednesday, June 30, 2010.

“We are incredibly happy that Bryce has agreed to come into the franchise,” said Erik Feig, Summit’s President of Worldwide Production and Acquisitions. “Rachelle brought “Victoria” to great screen life and Bryce will bring a new dimension to the character. The franchise is lucky to have such a talented actress as Bryce coming in to fill the role.”

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Erin said...

Kind of sad about this, Rachelle Lafevre was one of the few I really liked in her role.

Jes said...

i know! i wonder what the real story is behind this... there is no way it's a scheduling conflict- they've known the schedule for ahwile and Rachelle has been interviewed about Eclipse up until this very moment...hmmmmm

Corinne said...

Interesting. I did think Rachel had some talent.

Kari said...

There is def something going on behind the scenes. That sucks, I really liked her. I thought her casting was spot on.

Ryah said...

I heard this on the Dave Ryan in the morning show today. I guess they interviewed her back when Twilight came out and she is a huge diva. Maybe that had something to do witht he switch up?

Ginger @ GReads! said...

I bet it had something to do with money.