Vanessa Hudgens is ‘unlikely’ to star in New Moon. Screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg explained to People: ‘I’m not sure about [final] casting but I had heard Vanessa Hudgens was going up for the part of Leah [Clearwater, a werewolf]. Bu t the moment, the part of Leah doesn’t happen until the
On Taylor returning: ‘Well, you know Taylor Lautner will be back as Jacob Black. I can tell you the original cast will all be coming back. They’re on set right now, in Vancouver! They’re all up there prepping the movie to start shooting very soon.‘
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On the new director replacing Catherine Hardwicke: ‘Chris Weitz directed The Golden Compass, which was a beautiful-looking film,. And I think it’s wonderful we have someone who has worked with CGI animals.. that will be a big part of New Moon. I’m delighted we have someone who’s so expert at that.’