Bryce Dallas Howard Replaces Rachelle Lefevre in Eclipse
Bryce Dallas Howard
Evil will have a new face in Eclipse: Bryce Dallas Howard will replace Rachelle Lefevre as villain Victoria in the third Twilight movie.
Lefevre, who originated the role in the first film and its sequel New Moon, is dropping out of the series due to scheduling conflicts, Variety reports.
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"We are incredibly happy that Bryce has agreed to come into the franchise," Erik Feig, president of worldwide production and acquisitions for Summit Entertainment, said in a statement. "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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Howard, daughter of Oscar-winning director Ron Howard, will join her new castmates in August in Vancouver. Eclipse is scheduled for a June 30, 2010, release. New Moon hits theaters this November.