Bryce Dallas Howard Will Replace Rachelle Lefevre as Victoria in Eclipse

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EW reports: It looks like the villainous Twilight vampire known as Victoria is getting some new fangs. Sources at Summit Entertainment say actress Bryce Dallas Howard (Terminator Salvation, Spider-Man 3, The Village) will be stepping in to replace Rachelle Lefevre, who is stepping aside due to scheduling conflicts. Lefevre originated the role of Victoria in the first film, and will be seen in the sequel, New Moon. Howard will play the part for the third installment, Eclipse. That movie is set to be directed by David Slade from a screenplay written by Melissa Rosenberg, and is expected to be released theatrically in the U.S. and Canada on June 30, 2010.

It’s always weird when another actor takes over a role, but sometimes it’s for the better — like Maggie Gyllenhaal replacing Katie Holmes as Rachel Dawes in The Dark Knight.

What do you think Twilight fans?  Do you think it’s a change for the better or is this just another blow to The Twilight Saga Movies?

Check out TwilightLexicon for more information about the recasting decision and for Twilight fan opinions.

You can also read the Press Release at Summit Entertainment, where Erik Feig comments on the news.

“We are incredibly happy that Bryce has agreed to come into the franchise,” said Erik Feig, Summit’s President of Worldwide Production and Acquisitions. “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.”


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