Bryce Dallas Howard (“Terminator Salvation,” “Spider-Man 3,” “Lady in the Water” “The Village”) has joined the cast of “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” the third installment in Summit Entertainment’s vampire franchise. She replaces Rachelle Lefevre as the character of Victoria.
Lefevre played the role of Victoria in “Twilight” and appears in the upcoming sequel “New Moon,” but scheduling conflicts forced her to leave the picture.
“We are incredibly happy that Bryce has agreed to come into the franchise. Rachelle brought Victoria to great screen life and Bryce will bring a new dimension to the character. The franchise is lucky to have such a talented actress as Bryce coming in to fill the role,” said Erik Feig, Summit’s president of worldwide production and acquisitions.
In the third installment of the franchise Bella (Kristen Stewart) once again finds herself surrounded by danger as Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward (Robert Pattinson) and her friendship with Jacob (Taylor Lautner) – knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf. With her graduation quickly approaching, Bella is confronted with the most important decision of her life.
“Eclipse” starts shooting in Vancouver in August under the direction of David Slade and the movie has a release date of June 30, 2010.