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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.”

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no way!!!!
jane is meant 2 be around 16 and dakota looks to young and not being mean but she aynt pretty enough for jane… not wat i imagined jane to be!!!

and i agree i think ANA SOPHIA ROBB!!!! should play jane shes perfect

twilightlover. @ 01/22/2009 at 1:14 am

i think she’s an amazing actress. but she’s too well known. everyone will just picture her as a character from her previous movies.
i dont think she suits the way jane looks in the book either. angelic yet deadly. she looks just too innocent for my liking. annasophia robb would be a much better choice.

You can picture what you like, but from New Moon, she is described as rather slim and androgynous figure with a face too pretty for a boy. She has wide-eyes, full-lips and a child-like voice. This would imply before reaching puberty. Through personal correspondence between the author and Twilight Lexicom and other clarifications from the author, further description says that she and her brother Alec were being “watched” by the Volturi who were waiting til they were older to change them. When they were burned at the stake by frightened humans, Aro had to make a decision to change them while they were still young. Again, this implies they were still more Child than Teen.
Again, you can picture what you like… that’s what makes books so great. But when it comes to putting it to film, I believe the author who invented the character should be respected enough to say if someone is the right age for the character.

hhahahah @ #25. hayden? for real? NO. LOL.

i think they should have auditioned her, but yeah, i could see it…

i rekon shell be radical.

Yes, definitely, she is one of the best young actresses! That’s why I know she is capable of playing any role, so she is definitely able to play Jane. Let’s hope she gets the role.

isnt she like a tad too young?
i didnt think jane would be 14
i mean in the books they say shes young, but i didnt think that young!

what!! i don’t want her to play jane. isn’t jane supposed to be older and (no offence) but way way more attractive??

Dakota’s a good actress, but it’s pretty unfair that to get a role you don’t have to audition for it. What about other actresses who are unknown and might want a shot in being a part of something like this? Maybe she has credibility, but it should still be fair in getting roles for New Moon…everyone should audition!!! And please noooo….that stupid Vanessa Hudgens better not be Leah, because I’ll be damn right pissed!!!!

YES!!!! I was hoping she would be jane,this is exactly how I imagined her in the books, though I think Amanda Seyfried would have been great as well.

no offense to her, but I’d rather have them pick a lesser known actress. It has worked for the original Twilight film.

justsaymynameright12 @ 01/22/2009 at 2:34 am

i love her. i think she will be good. and i can’t wait to see her in new moon.

YES!!!!!

I hope she plays JANE!!!!!!!!!!

uhm I dont know how many of you have actually read the books but Jane is supposed to be around 12 to 14 I believe.

well… i dont even know what to say.
ive never even thought of dakota being jane.
she would kinda be a good jane. actually she would possiblyy
be a good jane as long as they made her look older and..i cant find the word for it!!?? somethings not there but.. it could be.. what is it though!!???

i don’t like her movies and Dakota neather

NAY!!!!!!!!!!!

lovenewmoon @ 01/22/2009 at 3:34 am

HELL YEAH!!!!!! now they cant possibly put Venessa wats her face in it.

awesome! she rocks(:

She is in that new movie “Push” which is a Summit film so why would they have her audition, they know how she can act. I think she would be great in New Moon. Plus, she’s probably a fan of the twilight series.

Nay, I can’t say if she is a good actress or not (I can’t judge things like that), but she doesn’t fit in the role as a vampire or Jane. And I can’t believe that she and Taylor Momsen is both 14 (or soon 15) years old!! Or is Taylor born 1993!? Äh, whatever ;)

twilightfan @ 01/22/2009 at 3:57 am

I think that she’d be okay as Jane, but maybe a bit young?
I thought Jane shoud be a bit older.

I think they should have gone with an unknown actress, because then she doesnt bring in her own reality into teh movie. All you will think about is Dakota fanning in her other movie roles. Bad decision.

dakota isn’t exactly the cherubic, pouty-lipped jane i imagined, but she’s an awesome actress so what the hell.

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