10/03/2009. Contributed by Jessica Martin
Dakota Fanning is set to play the role of Jane in the next vampire-love-movie-thang, The Twilight Saga: New Moon. Fanning will star opposite Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner in the film directed by Chris Weitz.
Erik Feig, Summit's President of Production, told SFcrowsnest, "Dakota Fanning is one of the most talented actresses of her generation and we are thrilled that she will be a part of the Twilight saga."
In The Twilight Saga: New Moon, which will hit the USA November 20th 2009, Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) is devastated by the abrupt departure of her vampire love, Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) but her spirit is rekindled by her growing friendship with the irresistible Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner).
Suddenly, Bella finds herself drawn into the world of the werewolves, ancestral enemies of the vampires, where she finds her loyalties badly tested.
Fanning recently starred in Summit Entertainment's film Push and voiced the role of Coraline Jones in the animated feature Coraline. She also starred in War of the Worlds.
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