Yes, I know it’s been quite awhile since I’ve posted anything related to Twilight, and I do admit to a certain level of declining interest in the series now. However, as a true fangirl will do, I am still interested in seeing how the “Breaking Dawn” story of The Twilight Saga will translate onto the big screen, even though I lost a bit of interest in the series once I gave “Breaking Dawn” some time to sink in.
Anyhoo, there have been some major casting developments today, with regard to two vampires who change the course of the storyline. First, it was announced that actress Maggie Grace will play the role of Irina, the vampire of the Denali clan who maliciously sets things in motion for the Volturi and Cullens to battle it out. Maggie is probably best known as the irresponsible teenager-turned-kidnap victim in the thriller Taken with Liam Neeson.
The next casting rumor was recently posted – and has yet to be confirmed – but word is that 9-year old actress Mackenzie Foy will play the hybrid human/vampire daughter of Edward and Bella, Renesmee. It has not been determined yet if Foy will portray Renesmee in all aspects of her development; to keep things safe for the non-book fans, let’s just say that Renesmee goes through quite the growth spurt in “Breaking Dawn”.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn will be the 4th and 5th films in The Twilight Saga series; following in the footsteps of another popular film franchise (Harry Potter), Summit Entertainment made the decision to split the final book into two films. Part 1 isn’t scheduled to be released until November 18, 2011, followed by Part 2 a year later on November 16, 2012.