We have a new Victoria for "Eclipse"....Bryce Dallas Howard Replaces Rachelle Lefevre

This just in from Summit:


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.”

Howard most recently starred in TERMINATOR SALVATION as Kate Connor and has been seen in SPIDER-MAN 3, LADY IN THE WATER, and THE VILLAGE. She was nominated for a Golden Globe for her leading performance as an actress in the HBO film AS YOU LIKE IT.

In THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE, Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger as Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob — knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf. With her graduation quickly approaching, Bella is confronted with the most important decision of her life.

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Comment by isabella m. cullen on July 28, 2009 at 6:53pm
noooooooooo!!!...dis ahs 2 be a joke..wen rachele confirms it then i will be convinced..but rite now im not convinced..if it turns out 2 be true then im very sad nd angry!!
Comment by Ashleigh - Plastic Tramp on July 28, 2009 at 6:55pm
wow..... im shocked. i loved Rachelle as Victoria it wont be the same I feel....
Comment by Cassi on July 28, 2009 at 6:56pm
OMG that sucks...
Comment by Christine on July 28, 2009 at 6:57pm
this is mass up.. Rachelle is a great Victoria.. I can't believe it....
Comment by Alison Genet on July 28, 2009 at 6:58pm
I hat that the movies won't have the same actresses from start to finish but Bryce Dallas is an amazing actress. I absolutely loved her in "The Village". Rent it and you will see. Sorry to see Rachelle go but Bryce is truly gifted. But still a sad day
Comment by mari cardin on July 28, 2009 at 6:58pm
If the film Eclipse will follow the storyline/the book, I'm not surprised Ms, Lefevre backed out... It's the end for Victoria, she's not in Breaking Dawn...
Comment by TWiLiGhT FREAk on July 28, 2009 at 6:58pm
NO!!!!!!! why?! why why why why?!!!!
[well at least i know when eclipse will b released!]
but dont change victoria!!!! ;(
Comment by Fe Pattz on July 28, 2009 at 6:59pm
I can't belive!!! i lovee rachelle as victoriaa!! OMGG!!!
Comment by Katina Mae on July 28, 2009 at 6:59pm
I'm totally studying for finals right now, but I just had to comment. This is so sad!! Rachelle is so awesome.
Comment by Heidi Sierra on July 28, 2009 at 7:00pm
She was so excited at the Twilight Convention in San Fran...what the heck happened???? I like Bryce...but I have already pictured Victoria as Rachelle...why are they gonna mess it up.


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