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‘New Moon’ Starts Principal Photography

thetwilightsaganewmoon-041609Principal photography on Summit Entertainment’s The Twilight Saga’s New Moon has begun.  The announcement was made by Erik Feig, Summit Entertainment’s President of Production.  The full press release is included after the jump.

The Twilight Saga’s New Moon hits theaters on November 20, 2009. Continue reading ‘New Moon’ Starts Principal Photography

Casting Bites: Michael Sheen in New Moon, Zac Efron Confirmed for Johnny Quest? + William Hurt Cast in Robin Hood

Here are some of the latest casting additions, and rumors, in film.

Michael Sheen (who played the vampire Lucian from the three Underworld films) has been cast as the vampire Aro in the Chris Weitz-directed follow-up The Twilight Saga’s New Moon.  Says Weitz: Michael’s role is so important because he’s the head of all […]

Casting Bites: Amanda Seyfried, Anne Hathaway, Tom Selleck, Peter Krause and More

amandaseyfried-032409Here’s a round up of the latest casting related news for television and film.

  • Amanda Seyfried won’t be able to take on the lead role in Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch because HBO won’t release her from her contract on Big Love. Snyder’s film begins shooting this fall, which would conflict with scheduled shooting on the fourth season of Big Love. [EW]
  • Actors Chaske Spencer, Bronson Pelletier, Alex Meraz, Kiowa Gordon and Tyson Houseman have all signed on to star as members of the wolf pack in Summit Entertainment’s The Twilight Saga: New Moon. [STYD]
  • Anne Hathaway has signed on to star as Judy Garland in the film and stage adaptations of Gerald Clarke’s biography Get Happy: The Life of Judy Garland. [Weinstein Co.]
  • Giovanni Ribisi has joined the cast of Hunter S. Thompson’s adaptation of The Rum Diary from Warner Independent. Ribisi will play a carousing journalist in the film, which stars Johnny Depp.  [Variety]
  • Amanda Bynes has landed the starring role in the ABC pilot Canned.  The actress will play Sarabeth, a naive Midwesterner who’s being exploited by her boss – and doesn’t realize it. [Variety]
  • Tom Selleck, Catherine O’Hara and Martin Mull have all joined the cast of Five Killers, a Lionsgate action comedy that also stars Ashton Kutcher (as a retiring hitman) and Katherine Heigl (his computer tech girlfriend).  Selleck and O’Hara are playing Heigl’s overprotective father and doring mother, while Mull is playing Holbrook, Kutcher’s handler. Robert Luketic is directing the film which is scheduled for release on June 4, 2010 release. [THR]

More casting bites after the jump. Continue reading Casting Bites: Amanda Seyfried, Anne Hathaway, Tom Selleck, Peter Krause and More

So Is Juan Antonio Bayona Directing ‘Eclipse’ Or Not?

There are conflicting reports about the accuracy of a piece written by Nikki Finke of Deadline Hollywood Daily (and later confirmed by Variety) that Juan Antonio Bayona is directing The Twilight Saga’s Eclipse.

Here’s the quick rundown.  Yesterday, I reported on news that Summit Entertainment had settled on a director for The Twilight Saga’s […]

Dakota Fanning To Star in New Moon

It’s official.  The late-January report from E! Online that Dakota Fanning was in talks to play Jane in The Twilight Saga’s New Moon has been confirmed. A rep for Summit Entertainment has confirmed the casting news to People Magazine.

Filming on ‘New Moon’ is set to begin in Vancouver later this month.

“We […]

The Twilight Saga’s New Moon Logo + Date and Synopsis for Eclipse

MTV has unveiled the logo and title for The Twilight Saga’s New Moon which hits theaters on November 20, 2009.  Click the logo above for a higher res version.

Summit Entertainment has also announced a release date for the third film in the franchise, The Twilight Saga’s Eclipse (notice the consistent use of the […]