It looks like Summit isn’t sparing any of that sweet new Twilight money – they’re looking to known talent for what should be a relatively small role in the upcoming sequel, New Moon.
Slash Film is reporting via E! Online that Dakota Fanning has been offered the role of Jane in the forthcoming flick. Fans of the book know Jane as the right hand girl of The Volturi – the police, judge and jury of the vampire world – a family that traces its lineage back to the beginning. Jane is small, creepy, violent and the vampire equivalent to a Hilter Youth Member. Check, check, check, and check for Fanning.
Wait, was Kirsten Dunst from 1994 not available?
Fans should also be happy to note that the casting notice for Jane read:
Jane is described as a petite blonde with a ‘Botticelli angel-like face…[and] crimson irises.’ While fellow Volturi guards Demetri & Felix ‘are three times the size of her, they are terrified of her.
I’d say that’s pretty accurate.
I’m not sold on the part being played by Fanning, though – but just because she would become the most well-recognized and most-veteran member of the cast at, what, four years old? How old is she again? Three or four, right? It might throw off the balance unless they get a few other decent names to add to the cast list since all the main characters are usually described as “newcomers” or “up and comers.”
Luckily, if Fanning accepts the role, the bright side is that she will almost certainly not be raped in this movie. For once.
What do you think? Should Dakota Fanning bring some name recognition to the Twilight series? Do you get a Children of the Corn vibe from Fanning? Me too.