The New Moon casting rumors have been floating around ever since Twilight broke, so I’m not surprised to hear yet another one. But I determined that this one was blog-worthy because, well, it’s Dakota Fanning.
Child actors usually go through that awkward phase where they don’t really fit into any roles, but the previews from Fanning’s latest, the superhero movie Push, have her maintaining her eerie presence while adding a certain something. She looks awkward, yet comfortable in her own skin.
The role of Jane in New Moon (and the other Twilight sequels) isn’t exactly a nuanced one. She’s a young vampire with an ability to inflict intense pain on others just by smiling creepily at them. So Fanning might well be a perfect choice, since she’s got the looking-otherworldy bit down without having to work very hard at it.
But the character also has a twin brother, and where on earth are the producers going to find an actor who looks enough like Fanning?
(This is what I get for diving into Hollywood rumor mills.)