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Dakota Fanning To Star in 'New Moon'

Dakota Fanning To Star in 'New Moon'

Dakota Fanning is likely to star in New Moon, the upcoming sequel to Twilight.

E!‘s Marc Malkin reports the the 14-year-old actress is well on her way to play Jane, a member of bloodsucking killer group Italy’s Volturi. The casting notice describes Jane as a petite blonde with a “Botticelli angel-like face…[and] crimson irises.”

“There were no auditions,” a source reveals. “They just offered it to her outright, and now they’re in negotiations. They’ve been going back and forth.”

DO YOU THINK Dakota makes for a good vampire — YAY or NAY?

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  • rachel

    FIRST?? i hope

    anyway wow not even an audition- thats just not fair

  • groovacious


    You know what? At first I was going to complain that they shouldn’t use a mainstream actress for twilight but I think Dakota will do a splendid job as Jane. She’s a great actress.

  • Chelsey

    no i don’t think i want her to play jane! i love Dakota but no.

  • gisele

    is that really blood?!

  • diva

    im ok withis dakota has poven time and time againhat she can act with the best in the business so why not, NM needs a good actress to play jane

  • NO!!!!


  • Kari

    Interesting….very interesting

  • andrea

    i like her and shes an amazing actress but i don’t think she would be good at something like that and compared to all the other actors and actresses going to be in new moon she looks like she would look like a 12 year old(they made taylor lautner gain like 29 pounds to keep his role that wouldn’t be fair)

  • drin

    even though dakota is a great actress, i don’t see her as jane.

  • joss

    hmmm i could see her as jane, but i think they should have made her audition for it

  • Twifanatic Amanda

    THIS would be so cool! I’ve always imagined her as Jane and this would just be perfect!!!

  • T

    could be cool

  • arantxa

    i agree with · 8

  • hello1

    nobody can say she can’t act! seriously shes more talented than all the popular young hollywood stars,, well when it comes to acting. i think she’ll do just fine in the movie. people shouldnt make too much out of it by saying she would ruin it or something like that.

  • Lizzy

    Nooo please dont let her be in new moon!

  • E

    it don’t hate her but I don’t like her!

  • Ariel


  • Mandy

    i was thinking janr was older that 14 years old?
    how old is she in the books?

  • LuckyL

    Good for her! I’ll watch one now.

  • becca

    i think that would be awesome…. i’m over twilight though.

  • newmoon fan

    i think she’s be great as Jane. ok, so maybe she is a little too well known to get sucked into the franchise and steal the limelight from the original cast, but she is a legitimate talent, and it would be a great cameo for the movie. i am just glad its not someone as skanky as vanessa hudgens.

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  • brie2009

    Dakota being so talented I think she can do well.

  • LuckyL

    andrea @ 01/21/2009 at 11:38 pm

    i like her and shes an amazing actress but i don’t think she would be good at something like that and compared to all the other actors and actresses going to be in new moon she looks like she would look like a 12 year old(they made taylor lautner gain like 29 pounds to keep his role that wouldn’t be fair)
    It had to be muscle though, and since guys can gain muscle easier and muscle weighs more than fat, it probably wasn’t too unfair. I really am happy for Dakota and I used to not care for her in the least. I just love how she’s blossomed though and is ALWAYS age appropriate.

  • megyn

    i actually think she’d make a great jane. i was hoping for maybe hayden but honestly, i can see dakota doing a great job. she’d make an awesome vampire. i totally support this decision!

  • -C-

    she fits… and she’s a great actress
    i never thought of her when i imagine jane but.. i guess the role fits her

  • annavux3

    From watching her previous roles, maybe she can do it. and NOT to bag on Disey stars OR anything because I totally LOOOOOOOOOVEEE disney, I just hope they don’t mix Disnye and Twilight, because that won;t be soo goood [: but if Dakota is cast as Jane, I’ll still watch New Moon, but I agree she should have auditioned for it [:

  • emilie


  • Niceiceedward

    No No No No No!!!! Ana Sophia Robb, NOT Dakota the pill


  • Chloe

    Sounds good to me. She’s a great actress.

  • mike

    love her!

  • jkfhdskj

    She doesn’t need to slum it in this turgid crap.

  • Ellie

    Dakota’s a really great actress, and she hasn’t turned into one of those terrible Hollywood teenagers. I think she’ll do very well in the movie, and hopefully her acting can take away from Kristen Stewart’s…well, lack of talent.

  • Sarah May

    I think she’s too good for this kinda movie, but she is a good actress, so sounds good i guess. I liked that the other actors in the movie weren’t big hollywood- at least in my eyes. i wasnt distracted by thinkling this is so and so, just as I think when I see movie Angelina Jolie is in. I don’t know if anyone understands what i’m saying. Dakota has proven worthy. Blah. I’m split.

  • Lana

    I like it! Can’t wait to see promo pics, I think she’d be pretty awesome :)

  • andii

    ii thiink iits ok!
    bur she’s nOt pretty
    cute4been jane!

  • Jessica

    SHE IS WAY TO YOUNG to be playing someone as ancient as Jane. :|

  • Flora

    no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no

  • Twifanatic Amanda

    I love Dakota and I think she’ll do a great job :)

    btw is this Perezhilton? who dres that picture on here, it’s disgusting


    This is like when the Broccolis announced Daniel Craig was going to be the next James Bond. People even created websites against it. After he proved himself, he’s one of the best Bonds ever. The same with Dakota. If someone will pull it off, it will be her. She’s the best young Hollywood actress and will make it work.

  • jennifer

    I guess we will just have to wait and see if she’ll be good or not. We can’t say we see her as jane just yet guys. You know they’ll do whatever it takes to make her look the part and then the rest is up to her! i’m sure she’ll nail it beautifully. she’s a great actress though i hated her shrieking in the war of the worlds. i loved the secret life of bees, she was wonderful and im sure she’ll be wonderful in the twilight series

  • LuckyL

    I disagree about Daniel Craig, as his last Bond movie was a bomb and the franchise is currently suffering.

    But to Jessica, aren’t you a fan of the books? I haven’t even read the series, but I’ve read other vampire books, and it should be obvious that a vampire can be 2,000 old but if they were bitten at even 5-years-old, they will still appear that age. So I don’t get the logic that Dakota isn’t ancient enough. On the official website for the Twilight saga, Jane is described as

    “Along with her face being angelic, it is also described as being fiercly childlike. She is in her early teen years.”

    This totally makes sense.

  • stefanie

    yess she is great actress she would be perfect i just hope that if she does new moon they signed her for the rest of the movie i hate when the change actor in the sequels i dont want another taylor drama

  • ashlee

    idk. i guess she could be alright, but i dont think shes old enough for the character.

  • LuckyL

    Okay, I shouldn’t say Quatum bombed, rather as it was the worse one so far released critically. Whatever, I still just don’t like Bond as Craig and have read both sides of the reviews, but that is neither here or there.

  • cjean

    If you read the books and the official site, you’d know that Jane is very young. While no actual age is given for her, her biography implies she is young teen, if not a bit younger than that.

  • Elayne

    Um no. I picture Jane older looking than Dakota. GRR

  • viveka

    I’m surprised that so many say she’s too young. I always pictured Jane as being unsettingly young-looking – in contrast to her power, it’s what makes her so creepy. I think she’ll be great in the role.

  • katie

    better than vanessa hudgens being in the movie! atleast dakota can ACTUALLY act!

  • Snow’

    This is just stupid!