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Twilight's Kellan Lutz & Cam Gigandet Team Up to Solve a Crime in New Project 'Desert Dawn'

Twilight co-stars Kellan Lutz and Cam Gigandet are in the midst of filming a new project together.

The actors will join forces to help unravel a murder case in a thriller called Desert Dawn, which received permission to film during the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike.

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One Actor Auditioned to Play Harry Potter & Twilight's Edward But Got Different Roles in Both Franchises

Harry Potter and Twilight were star-making experiences for Daniel Radcliffe and Robert Pattinson. Both blockbusters also signify near misses for one actor who auditioned for the chance to play Harry Potter and Edward Cullen.

Daniel was only 11 years old when he portrayed the beloved boy wizard alongside Emma Watson and Rupert Grint in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in 2000.

Eight years later, Robert was 22 when he was cast as the glittering vampire lead alongside Kristen Stewart in the first Twilight movie.

The franchises featured large and talented casts, and there’s a common thread between them – an actor who landed supporting roles in both after auditioning for the lead. He opened up about the experience in an interview.

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Robert Pattinson Competed With 9 Stars to Play Edward in 'Twilight,' (Including Author Stephenie Meyer's First Choice, a 'Schitt's Creek' Star & More!)

Robert Pattinson had already established himself as an emerging talent in the young adult sphere with his portrayal of Cedric Diggory in the Harry Potter franchise, but landing the role of Edward Cullen in Twilight cemented him as a mega-star.

He played the lead, sparkling vampire in the blockbuster adaptations of author Stephenie Meyer‘s beloved novels. However, we have since learned that he faced some stiff competition to book his starring role alongside Kristen Stewart.

Thousands of actors auditioned for the role, but a much smaller list of frontrunners and A-listers who were considered has been revealed. The list includes a Schitt’s Creek star, several actors who booked other roles in Twilight and someone who admitted that they later regretted their audition.

It also includes Stephenie‘s first choice for Edward, who only learned that he was in the running years after the fact!

Who all was up for the star-making role? We pulled together a handy list and everything the actors have said about their auditions.

Scroll through the slideshow to see all of Robert Pattinson’s biggest competition for the role of Edward Cullen in Twilight…

The Richest 'Twilight' Stars, Ranked From Lowest to Highest (& the No. 1 Earner is a Surprise!)

The Twilight movies, based on author Stephenie Meyer‘s novels, helped lay the groundwork for a new generation of teen fantasy blockbusters.

They also featured a star-studded cast that have gone on to amass very impressive net worths over the course of their careers.

Of course, some of the most recognizable stars from the franchise are the three main leads – Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. However, the rest of the Cullen family and several other stars from the franchise have also enjoyed successful careers in Hollywood.

We decided to check out what sort of fortunes the stars have amassed. You might be surprised by where some of the actors fall on the list.

Check out the richest stars from the Twilight franchise ranked from highest to lowest…

Kellan Lutz Reveals a 'Twilight' Spinoff He's Down to Star In, But He'd Be Playing a Different Character

Kellan Lutz hit it big playing Emmett Cullen in Twilight, and it looks like he would be down to return to the franchise for a spinoff. Only he’d be playing a different character his second time around!

The 38-year-old actor portrayed the strongest member of the family of vampires in all five films. He took to social media on Saturday (September 9) to share a doctored movie poster that imagined him filling another role.

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Kristen Stewart Competed Against 4 Stars to Play Bella in 'Twilight,' & Someone Else Was the First Choice!

Kristen Stewart already had a multitude of acting credits to her name by the time she was cast to play Bella Swan in Twilight, but the franchise elevated her fame to a whole new level.

However, like with any other role in Hollywood, she wasn’t the only star who auditioned for the part.

In fact, four Hollywood A-listers have spoken out and revealed that they also put their name in the running. One of those actresses was even famously author Stephenie Meyer‘s first choice.

Expect Twilight casting rumors to kick back into motion again after it was announced that a TV retelling of the books was in the works. In honor of that and recent comments from one of their other stars about their audition, we looked back on who else might have played Bella in the iconic blockbusters.

Scroll through all four of the actresses that auditioned to play Bella Swan…

Taylor Lautner Discussed How His Perception of 'Twilight' Changed for the Better In Recent Years

Taylor Lautner has “only fond memories” of Twilight more than a decade after the final movie premiered in theaters, but it wasn’t always that way.

The 31-year-old actor brought the werewolf Jacob to life in the fan-favorite series, starring alongside the likes of Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson.

During a recent interview, he revealed that he didn’t have the fondest memories of the show for a while. Taylor explained why and hypothesized about what changed for him.

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