“Breaking Dawn” Casting Announced for Irina, Renesmee

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.

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3 thoughts on ““Breaking Dawn” Casting Announced for Irina, Renesmee

  1. I wonder where they will spilt it. Alot of the book is in Jacob’s POV.

    Also, it will be interesting to see how they explain a certian imprinting subject that I don’t want to spoil for everyone. hehe. We shall see…

  2. Just checked out McKenzie, I can see her as Renesmee.
    Sorry to hear your interest has waned this was something I feared would happen by allowing too much time to pass after a whirlwind of releases with the first three. They could have learned a small amount of control and spread the movies out over a longer period of time. If Summit is smart they will do something to bring the series back to the forefront prior to the release of these two, which I think they will.
    As for the casting of Irina, I can see her as well.

    • It’s not the length of time between the movies that has made my interest suffer…the ending of “Breaking Dawn” was such a huge letdown for me, and I also felt that the dynamics of the characters changed so much to the point that they became almost unrecognizable to me. The addition of the only vampires was a split for me; while I loved knowing about other vampires, I think she overcompensated by bringing too many into the mix, and in the end it seemed as though they were just filler. In the end, it just felt to me like a poorly planned storyline, like she threw something together to meet a deadline. Her novella “The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner” was better written, and was more of what I expected with “Breaking Dawn.” I actually cared about Bree’s character, whereas the vampires in BD I really couldn’t have cared less about, aside from the initial “ooh ahh” of potential new stories. It was just one of those books where the more I thought about it and discussed it, became one of my least favorite, which is not what I want from a book that’s the end of a series. 😦

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