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Dakota Fanning Joins New Moon

Dakota Fanning Joins New Moon

Dakota Fanning will star the Twilight sequel New Moon, has confirmed.

The 15-year-old actress will play Jane, a sinister vampire with an angelic exterior who works for Italy’s evil Volturi.

“I don’t think they’ll have to put a lot of makeup on me,” Dakota has joked of her complexion. “I’m pretty white already.”

Filming for New Moon will start in Vancouver later this month. The movie hits theaters this November.

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80 Responses to “Dakota Fanning Joins New Moon”

  1. 1
    Lauren Says:

    not sure when jane became a “fan favorite” but ok
    i’m not gonna say i’m thrilled she got the part, but we’ll have to wait and see if she does it justice i guess…

  2. 2
    cynthia Says:

    oh NO!
    pls, not her!

  3. 3
    SAYINI Says:

    I think she´s going to do a very good job. She´s one of the best young actress of our generation. Better her than miley!

  4. 4
    joe Says:

    From what I’ve been hearing, the response to her casting has been overwhelmingly positive. And Dakota is turning into a real beauty. The only problem with her casting is that she might steal the movie.
    Think there might be a spinoff of her character?

  5. 5
    'Mandise Says:

    lol @ #3 yeah she’s sure a wayy better actress than Miley and true #1 we’ll have to see if she does the part justice. I think she’s a great actress for her age. Not a fan but she’s good.

  6. 6
    Nadine Says:

    I think Dakota is a good choice, As long as this film is better than the last! This was my favourite book, and I just hope they dont mess it about as much as the last. I think the soundtrack was the best part of the last film…sorry guys, but I prefer the books version so far.

  7. 7
    [☆I n F a m o u s☆] Says:


    I can’t wait to see her in it, she’s a fabulous actress.

    And on a sidenote, I’m relieved to see Dakota in JJ, Jared, instead of JJR. She’s a real actress and I think she should be taken seriously. She doesn’t belong in JJR, she belongs here.

  8. 8
    CHRIS Says:

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  9. 9
    shialove!! Says:

    very niceeee

  10. 10
    gerard Vandenberg Says:

    A 15 year young girl.
    You undertstand why america isn’t CREDIBLE any longer, folks!!

  11. 11
    Jen Says:

    that girl is an amazing actress.. shes way better than any of the girls in that cast right now for sure, so i think its a plus that shes on, great choice.. i think she will be great as Jane

  12. 12
    Jen Says:

    # 6, I totally agree with you, i preferred the books because the last movie was horrible, so i hope this is better as well

  13. 13
    Lemongirl02 Says:

    this is the bigneg of the 3 girls

    when the romer comes out they talk about them

    and it’s seems it’s true but everyone of them gone take a difrend role

    Dakota play a sinister vampire ” that seems good 4 her she’s gr8 for the role ”

    we still waite

    for vanessa hudgens and AnnaLynne McCord

    i relly hop that vanessa take gr8 character

    i love her soooo much

  14. 14
    ewww Says:

    awww shiitt

  15. 15
    Rike Says:

    Je elle déteste….

  16. 16
    lily Says:

    Am Not Really Bother As Long As Talyor Init Lol
    But Hope She Does Do a Good Job !

    Cant Wait To See NewMoon =]

  17. 17
    [☆I n F a m o u s☆] Says:

    #13, Uuuh, maybe because I don’t talk nonsense like you?

  18. 18
    leslie Says:

    this to me doesn’t seem like her genre of film

  19. 19
    dianel Says:

    Think she will be great can’t wait to see it

  20. 20
    vanessajonas Says:

    not liking it

  21. 21
    basketca Says:

    Jane fan favourite ?? Please …..

    I think this is getting worse everyday. I only hope this time they pay the visual effects company, cause that “running” (which was jumping except for the wood escene) and the sparkling were just pathetic. I don’t think the movie was very good as a compliment for the books, but was worse as a movie for people that hadn’t read the books.

    But we all know that most of the teenagers watch anything. That’s why an incredible film like Slumdog Millioner was almost not released in cinemas.

  22. 22
    Ty Says:

    Good to see they finally hired a good actress for these movies…

  23. 23
    Lauren Says:

    I’m sorry.
    But Jane is supposed to be a woman.
    Not a 15 year old girl.
    I don’t see how this is staying true to the book?

  24. 24
    mia! Says:

    jane is not supposed to be a women, in the book bella said that she was small and looked fragil like a child.

  25. 25
    SarahC Says:

    She’s a good choice and a good actress. I think this movie is a good transition for her. She’s a teen now and she’s doing something that people her age can watch and relate to.

  26. 26
    jilli Says:

    NOOOOOOOOO. I like how it was before with a pretty unknown cast, and now they add this HUGE movie star whose been in major movies since she was like 6! Ugh Anna Sophia would’ve been better

  27. 27
    jilli Says:

    NOOOOOOOOO. I like how it was before with a pretty unknown cast, and now they add this HUGE movie star whose been in major movies since she was like 6! Ugh Anna Sophia would’ve been better

  28. 28
    Dumb ASs Says:

    Twilight really needs her the rest of the actors still are a bit below par. I will never watch the first twilight again. Not that I expected it to be like the book and I think the story was very good. I dont know if it was the acting or what but it was terrible to watch.

  29. 29
    marissa Says:

    if think that dakota is a good choice. and by the way, she’s a great actress.

  30. 30
    jessica Says:

    dakota is a great actress but I’m soooo disapointed that she acts in a ****** and comercial movie like this only to became more famous, she might have talent, but she is like all the other girls around there

  31. 31
    Jules Says:

    I think Dakota isn’t perfect for the part. She’s only 15, she’s young. I hope she isn’t like Lindsay Lohan or others hollywood children. But i can’t see her like Jane, because in the book this character was totally different. Dakota has blond hair , Jane has brown.

  32. 32
    Victoria Says:

    I think she would be great as Jane. When i read the book I didn’t imagine her like Dakota but is okay hahah. And besides, Jane’s role is little, but she cames back in Eclipse so..

  33. 33
    Liz Says:

    First of all, she is not the STAR of the film. Robert and Kristen are as they are the main characters of the whole saga!

    Second, since when is Jane a fan favorite? She *spoiler alert* causes people to think they’re feeling pain, especially Edward, and her part is very brief. *end spoiler* I don’t see how that would make her a fan favorite, but okay.

    Ugh. I’ll bite and go watch it only because I love the saga and I want to see how this new director does with it.

  34. 34
    me Says:

    So glad she got the part.

  35. 35
    vonniboo Says:

    well i really don’t see the big deal…im a huge twilight saga fan and no matter who plays jane, im only gonna be looking at edward, bella, and jacob. AND BESIDES, JANE ONLY HAS SMALL PARTS ANYWAY……..SHE COMES AT THE END OF THE LAST 3 BOOKS!!!!! SO WHO CARES!!! BUT DAKOTA SHOULD HAVE READ THE FUKIIIN BOOKS!!!!!!!!

  36. 36
    Jenna Says:

    Wow, she must really like the books. On the brightside, maybe this will force the rest of the cast to learn how to actually act, otherwise they are going to look ridiculous next to dakota. That girl is a real actress!

  37. 37
    lakers fan in boston Says:

    twilight was never a great movie imo
    i saw it with my friends, and i kinda thought i wasted my money
    i dont think it will ever be on the harry potter lvl, as some ppl say
    and oh yah i hate dakota =]

  38. 38
    hey Says:

    the “fight” between InFamous and the other person was pretty funny!!!! I kept reading just to see what they were going to say next lol !!! As for Dakota I really dont want to see her but i guess we have to deal with it

  39. 39
    lily Says:

    I Love Twilight The Film And The Book
    (Whats The Big Deal Your Iver a Fan Of The Film Or Not !!)
    And When Twilight Was But Together
    Stephanie Meyer Had Agreed To All The Changes That Had To Happen Because It Isnt Easy Putting A Bout 500 Page Book Together And Most Of It Was Bella’s Thoughts And They Had A Time Limit
    And DoKota Playing Jane Its Only A Small Role and Part Of NewMoon
    And If All The Actors/Ress In Twilight Was Crap Then Why Was Twilight At Number 1 On Box Office For 3 Weeks In The UK / It Was All Sold Out For 4 Weeks !!!!!!!!!!!

  40. 40
    vaale Says:

    i can’t wait ’til november!!
    i’m sooooooooo excited:D

  41. 41
    arantxa Says:

    Fan favorite ?
    thats not true people dont care about jane

    she is very talented to be in New Moon :s
    noo ! :U

  42. 42
    Lana Says:

    Good choice!

    Great vid :

  43. 43
    interesting Says:

    Jane’s part in the book may be small..but in an adapted screenplay scenes of her can and most likely will be added…Dakota is a star and she is not going to just do a five minute scene, regardless of how brief it is in the book.

  44. 44
    vera Says:

    Dakota is a HUGE plus to the film. I loved her since i saw her in “I am Sam”… and even though she’s only 15 she looks so mature… perfect to play an ancient vampire that looks like a young girl.
    I belive that summit should provide a larger budget to the twilight saga… the special effects and action scenes were so poor! and they could have been exploited in a much better way… Besides, expectations are higher now… i mean, when they did twilight they didn’t belive that it would become such a phenomenon, BUT now that the saga is definetly in the spotlight there is no excuse in not increasing the budget!

  45. 45
    allison Says:

    She isn’t going to be in the movie for very long, she is not an important character in New Moon at all, the part is probably so small there won’t be enough of her to judge.

  46. 46
    Alison Says:

    Not a big fan of hers, but I think she will be perfect as Jane.

  47. 47
    blaster Says:

    i’m more excited to see Dakota and Kristen battle it out in Breaking Dawn…

    and hope they will rock it out with The Runaways!!!!!!!!!!

    Kristen and Dakota Rocks!!!!!

  48. 48
    Bria Says:

    I think she’ll be perfect for the part. She is an incredible actress, even from when she was very young. I think she’ll do the part justice. Though what i’m curious about is how they’re going to go about the movie when Edward leaves.

  49. 49
    lizi Says:

    urgh… i didn’t think Jane was supposed to be.. what? 12?!!

    urgh she’s a bit irritating.

  50. 50
    azlady Says:

    To be honest i cant picture anyone else playing jane but dakota…shes a great actress, i hope the other actors being around her will make them want to rise to the challenge….except rob i think he was exceptional as Edward, he is edward. I never knew twilight was a book till after i watched the movie…and i liked the movie, then i read the book and i was like comparing it…so the movie was definitely better the 1st time. But i am buying the movie anyways. In my opinion i think Kristine will benifit to have Dakota there, hopefully learn a few pointers.

  51. 51
    zeeky5678 Says:

    IMO, Dakota would do very well in this role, i might actually start watching the twilight stuff now. Hair color is no problem btw people, hair dye, you know? Dakota’s a great actress and i dont think she took the role to become even more famous, she’s got enough fame, what she doesn’t appear to have enough of is her fans confidence in her, when the annoucment was first made that she MIGHT play Jane, 3/4 of everyone on here (including Dakota fans) thought she couldn’t pull it off, because they’ll always be picturing her as the cat in the hat kid. That’s just very low, and makes absolutely no sense, if you go to watch a movie, and see someone you know, then are automatically reminded of all their past movies, than you’re ruining the experience for yourself, not the actor/actress. When you go to a movie you shouldn’t constantly be reminded of other movies (besides if a movie was a sequel) it just shows through in so many people how imagination levels are quite low now. When i watch a film i dont think of it as actors on a screen in a world thats obviiously based upon a script and was built on sets, no, i actually get into the movie. and what i see is charcters running around in a REAL fantasy world, i dont constantly remind myself of the fact that it’s not real, i use my imagination, but anyways. I think Dakota actually took the role to show that she can be a vampire, she can be mean, and scary looking if she’s cast for it, maybe after all of you who thought she couldn’t pull it off, and see her in this role will realize her full potential, and btw, just because you haven’t seen it, or heard it yet, doesn’t mean it’s not there or that it cant happen. Like i said i might actually start watching the twilight series, even though IMO Twilight will never come close to overpowering my obsession with the Harry Potter series, for some reason Twilight just never got that interest that would get me hooked, Hary Potter did, and it’s kept me hooked for half my life.

  52. 52
    Evelyn Says:

    Yea, i reckon she’ll do a good job, who else is young enough to play Jane and looks like her??? But shes never played a villan before so i hope she can pull it off…

  53. 53
    Séverine Says:

    OK ! Bon elle n’a pas l’air d’être mauvaise actrice lol ! Ell n’a plus qu’a faire ses preuves en tant que vampire ^^ Et puis il parrait qu’elle est intéressé par Rob…

  54. 54
    Japanese Says:

    hahaha I can definetly relate in the white skin department.

  55. 55
    renee Says:

    ewwww, i hate dakota.
    for one, she doesnt look like a beatiful vampire.
    secondly, she is a HORRIBLE actress.
    third, i like the fact that the cast is sort of unknown in a way.

    she is going to ruin the whole movie.

  56. 56
    Darrian Says:

    Ew not a good choice. Not her. she is sorta a good actress but THE TWILIGHT SAGA IS NOT HER KIND OF MOVIE. I mean seriously come on there is other people out there wanting to play Jane.. Give other people a chance. Janes suppost to be a woman not a 14 or 15 year old girl. anyways.. its a bad choice. sry dakota know affense.

  57. 57
    Darrian Says:

    Oh and i do think Annashopia Rob would do a very good job at playing jane. she is sooooooo much better then dakota will be.

  58. 58
    Hannaly Says:

    I think the whole papparazzi
    and tabloids & everyone are gonna focus the movie on her!
    Just because shes 15 and whatnot.
    She has a small part,I pesonally wish they would have choosen
    someone with more of a lady-like figure,someone odler!
    But she alright,
    either she does a kick ass job or she ruins the ****** part.

  59. 59
    Hollender marie Says:

    Ok. What the big deal with her playing in the movie??
    She good is all I can/will say.
    Now, Vannessa Hudgens on the other hand. Hell No :]

  60. 60
    apples!!! Says:

    eh, im not totally happy but i think she’ll do a fantastic job, she is a great actress

  61. 61
    poo Says:

    the only thing i can say is im so glad dakata accepted it. there is only one movie i saw her in that i didnt care for her in it, didnt like the film…but overall i think she is an amazing actress who can do just about any role. she proved that in i am sam, man on fire, and other films. i think she is one talented young girl/ soon to be woman. another jody foster in my oppinion and not many child actress have reached where she is at. look at haley joel osmont, wheres he? so good job dakota u have my vote!!

  62. 62
    Abbby! Says:

    Of course she will do good.. there is no better you can find.
    She looks the part and can easily act the part.

  63. 63
    jolin Says:

    Jane, Edward, Emmette, Victoria, James, Alice, Carlise and Esme are the only characters who were portrayed really well by the choice of actors. The other characters like bella (I love Kirsten but she doesn’t fit), change on how we see them from the book. the description doesn’t fit in the movie. Hollywood made it more like a teen flick. I do hope the New Moon movie will be bigger than Twilight.

  64. 64
    hayley Says:

    no no and no



  65. 65
    Chandler Says:

    I don’t know if Dakota will do a good job in New Moon she just doesn’t look like a vampire role to me. I LUV TWILIGHT but Dakota. IDK

  66. 66
    bigfan506 Says:

    wow! that will be great! im so excited for the new moon!

  67. 67
    Gail Says:


    that is exactly what i said. i wish we could just send a letter directly to the writer or director and tell them that she is NOT the right person AT ALL!! its supposed to be with actors and actresses who are not so famous and big so that u will think of them as their character, not who they are in real life. they need someone who is not so big and famous as her. and i really wish they hadnt taken out Taylor. i cried when i heard. not even kidding. i bawled. when i go to see new moon when she comes on the screen im gonna say boo!! and throw popcorn. yep. i am.

  68. 68
    brianna henrix Says:

    i dont know if shes the best choice .. dosent she still have a little girl voice .. thats not so great on a vampire :[

  69. 69
    kate Says:

    Wow Dakota is gonna rock this. She’s like one of the only kids in hollywood who can actually act!

  70. 70
    chelsey Says:

    i’m so excited to see her in new moon..i don’t think i’ve ever seen ANY young actress perform as good as her..i’m a big fan and hopefully she’ll make this movie better than the last because ALOT of the acting in twilight was terrible….

  71. 71
    chelsey Says:

    @Ty: i’m right there with you…so much of the acting in twilight was terrible…

    the only good part was edward..basically everyone else did a horrible job..

  72. 72
    chelsey Says:

    @SAYINI: i’m right there with you…so much of the acting in twilight was terrible…

    the only good part was edward..basically everyone else did a horrible job..

  73. 73
    Arya Says:

    JANE IS A BRUNETTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    dakota’s gud but i dont noe i mean shes playing a BRUNETTE vampire 4 god sake give me a break

  74. 74
    lou Says:

    i think she’s a nice choice. she is, well, awarded best actress, and for me, i think she suits well as a vampire. i can’t wait!

  75. 75
    mary Says:

    I think Dakota is good casting for Janes’ part. As far as one thinking she might steel the movie is ridiculous. NO ONE could steel from Kristen OR the cutie that plays Alice.

  76. 76
    lacybrooke Says:


  77. 77
    jenni Says:

    @Nadine: the books are always better no matter if it’s twilight or something else. I think They did a very good job of bringing the book to life..keep in mind the budget was so small they could only afford to film on location in Forks, Washington for 3 days, the rest was in the studio, and now for new moon, they could afford to shoot in italy, so im sure givin the change in budget, New Moon will offer a lot more!

  78. 78
    jenni Says:

    @Lauren: Jane is a Vampire who DOESNT age. She isnt a woman

  79. 79

    she fits well as jane..:)

  80. 80
    Rick C Says:

    Gerard V…”A 15 year young girl.
    You undertstand why america isn’t CREDIBLE any longer, folks!!”

    Dakota Fanning is a delightful and multi-talented actress. She deserves all of the admiration from her fans that she gets. Clearly, she’s enjoying the many things most non-celebrity teens take for granted. And, yes, she also proudly deserves the status of role model despite the haters and their unprovoked animosity. Jealousy always has a way of rearing it’s ugly head.

    What’s your point G.V.? Are you attacking Dakota F. or America? Maybe both from the tone. And, douche, America is spelled with a capital ‘A’. What do you mean by screaming, ‘Fifteen years walking on this globe!!’? What has that to do with America’s credibility? Have you tried to make sense much? The word credible has two key components: trustworthiness and expertise, which both have objective and subjective components. I’m certain that America (specifically the U.S.A.) excels at both since, despite our problems, we are still considered a major leader in world politics, compelling contributors to the Arts and Sciences, financially generous (i.e. giving to the world’s needy), and we’re persistent in helping to solve many of world’s problems including climate change, providing military support for those who cannot defend themselves, etc.. We are a collective force for the good of Humanity and we even forgive our enemies. America has a long, proud history. Your pathetic, insecure inference, however, leaves much to be desired since it lacks quantitative evidence. You demean an entire nation (USA) or continent (America) because of your own prejudice. Certainly, clear thinking isn’t even remotely your best friend….

    And what does ‘undertstand’ mean? Spell correctly much? Okay, I’m being nitpicky. We all misspell now and then. Our grammar mightn’t always be perfect. And our use of contractions (or improper use of them) might be imperfect some of the time, but I couldn’t resist. You, however, remain an idiot!

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