UPDATED: Dakota Fanning To Sink Her Teeth Into ‘New Moon?’
First Published: January 22, 2009 3:59 PM EST Credit: Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Dakota Fanning could be showing her fangs in the upcoming “Twilight” sequel, “New Moon,” as a pint-sized bloodsucking killer vampire.
According to E! Online’s Marc Malkin, the 14-year-old actress is in talks to play Jane, a member of Italy’s Volturi – a group of deadly vampires from the Stephenie Meyer’s book series.
“There were no auditions,” according to E!‘s source. “They just offered it to her outright, and now they’re in negotiations. They’ve been going back and forth.”
According to a casting notice obtained by E!, the character Jane is described as having a “Botticelli angel-like face…[and] crimson irises.” Fellow members of the Volturi are described as “three times the size of her, [but] they are terrified of her.”
Dakota isn’t the only teen star rumored to be joining the cast. Reports swirled earlier this month suggesting “High School Musical” starlet Vanessa Hudgens had auditioned for the role of Leah Clearwater in “New Moon.”
A rep for Summit Entertainment, the studio behind “New Moon” told Access Hollywood Dakota is a potential Jane — along with other actresses.
“We are considering all actors that have the unique requirements for the look of Jane — Dakota being one of them,” a rep for Summit Entertainment told Access.
Previous series stars Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner are confirmed to reprise their roles.
Filming on “New Moon,” with Chris Weitz at the helm — who replaced “Twilight” director Catherine Hardwicke — begins in March.
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