Latest ‘New Moon’ Casting Rumors

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lucy hale Latest New Moon Casting Rumors

Lucy Hale, the star of CW’s Privileged has revealed that she too has auditioned for a role in New Moon, the second installment in author Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series.

This latest news only adds to the swirl of rumors surrounding the cast of New Moon. The film is already poised to be a box office juggernaut, considering how Meyer’s slavishly loyal fan-base helped catapult Twilight to a $178 million domestic gross at the box office this past fall. I’m sure many a young actor is trying to get aboard this money train right about now.

According to reports, Hale was contacted by Twist Magazine about her potential role in New Moon and had this to say on the subject:

“Well, I did read [for the role of Jane]. We had some talks about it. But I think they just offered it to Dakota Fanning – the role I was interested in – which is great. I’m a huge fan of her! So, I think she’ll probably take that. And I mean, as of right now, I’m not sure if it’s going to work out. But I’m definitely still going to see it!”

That quote would certainly support the previously reported rumor that Dakota Fanning would be taking on the role of Jane. So where does that leave Hale? Why, praying for whatever role she can get her hands on, of course!

“I’d take any role! Leah Clearwater, but I think there’s already talks with somebody else. I think they’ve already offered it to someone. I mean, we’ll see. If not, it’s all good.”

That “somebody else” that Hale refers to is High School Musical starlet Vanessa Hudgens, who was rumored to be at the top of the casting list for the role of “feisty werewolf” Leah.  Poor Hale, seems like all the best roles are all getting filled.

For now it’s looking like Lucy Hale might have a hard time finding a spot for herself in the cast of New Moon, but you never know, there’s always a chance a spot might open up for her. Maybe the filmmakers will need some extra extras?

New Moon is still on the fast track for a November 2009 release. It will be directed by Chris Weitz, who will replace Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke at the helm.

Source: Hollywood Chicago

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  1. please nooo high school musical actors vanessa is sooo annoying i cant stand her and dem anyone else for leah


  3. NO WAY SHOULD VANESSA PLAY LEAH! she is way too sweet to be a grouchy opinionated leah..and the whole thing with taking robert out is seriously a horid idea!! he made the whole MOVIE amazing..taking him out would be an extremely bad idea..i think that lucy hale would do a great job as leah..

  4. lucy hale should be casted as leah, not vanessa hudgens. she’s not hit for the role.

  5. Vanessa is too stupid to know how to be a werewolf!!! And can anyone answer my question is Bella gonn be with Jacob in New Moon???

  6. you guys r haters to vannessa ya i agree but you dnt even kno her.i dnt tink dakota should play jane she doesnt even have brown hair lucy hale is a better choice and you dnt kno vanessa could probaly play leah you never seen her in a bad girl movie so shut up and plus the real leah,werewolf leah doesnt come until eclipse so you never kno haters

  7. wow…calm down jojo…ok so lucy would be amazing for either part…but i dont think vanessa should be leah…if they really have to put her in the movie, she should be kim, jared’s imprint…vanessa just doesnt seem right…even her voice is unimaginable as leah…plus i see leah not quite as cutesy as vanessa…i also think dakota is not the right jane…jane has softer features…and i know the other covens dont come into play until later in the saga, but when they get there, i think they should have that cute curly red head from ballet shoes…she’s a little young now, but when the time comes, she could be sioban or somethin…she’s absolutely adorable, and has a really nice voice almost vampirish!anyway, i just dont think that hudgens or fanning fit into twilight…but we’ll see…

  8. Well I personally think that Dakota Fanning is good actually perfect for the job, i think she’s exactly what I imagine Jane to be especially that evil child smile of hers. And thinking about Vanessa play Lia surely It will be a disaster, I cant picture her being a werewolf. And looking at Hale I honestly dont know what character the actually resembles her.

  9. i dont think either vanessa or this girl looks native? I just picture native ppl being the warewolves… this would make a good vampire tho? maybe an extra for in volturi?

  10. i think dakota would srsly SUK as jane!!!!!!!! Lucy hale should play jane all DAY! maybe vanessa could play volturi shield renata or somthin. as for leah clearwater, find some bitter native chick to play her. and people stop beatin up vanessa she is not so bad.

    (no offense dakota but seriously STAY AWAY).

  11. i totally agree with mAhOgAnY vanessa is NOT so bad!! like really no 1 has ever seen her in other movies other then HSM and maybe new moon would be a great new role 4 her to play …. anyways she’s not going to be in the movie… like Leah doesn’t come in the book till like breaking dawn… so no need to bash on BABY-V… and what is it with u ppl saying dakoda isn’t good for the role of jane???? SHE IS PERFECT!!!! i mean have u SEEN the movies she has been in and the way she plays like a pro-actresse?????

    i cant wait for new moon!!!! dakoda is going to be GREAT!!… and that lucy girl is NOT going to be in the movie !!! so quit the B-S!!! and just wait for the movie to come out and THEN give ur take on how you think dakoda and all the other acteurs did in new moon ….

    ok i’ve said it all and im donne
    XOXOXOXOXOXO **leslie**

  12. Well…
    I really agree that Vanessa is not that bad, but she really made a fool of herself by taking those photos, i think Dakota will do great, she is a vey very good actress…
    I just wait that Vanessa does not play Leah, nothing personal I just dont like her…

  13. even though this seems to be a super old post,
    i would nearly vomit if i saw her in any of the twilight films
    she would ruin them
    she is a horrible actress and doesnt deserve to be in a film like these.
    that said, i think dakota fanning will do great and lucy hale should definitely get the role of Leah :D
    id be super happy with that!

  14. i agree with kenny, we need to see new faces and give new actress and actors a chance to shine! hale as leah is better then vanessa. dakota hmmm is okayish but hale fit the part as well.

  15. one more thing if she does not get either role i think she would make a perfect grownup version of Renesme…anyway she is pretty hope she gets a role

  16. wierd, cute, she is perfect but she better not take rob from kristen i know if she will get famous she will defintly try to

  17. I agree with mandy

  18. idot she is totaly an idot stup f*** f*** F***

  19. sorry i was just kidding she is totaly perfect but a she doesn’t act like a idot

  20. I’m totaly agree with and i think dakota hair colour should change…. you know a vampire such jane doeen’t come in blond…

  21. what are some of u ppl talking about? dakota fanning is the epitome of jane! shes just as i pictured her. and she is a great actress. shes been acting since she was an infant for crying out loud…and yeah i totally agree with some of you. NOO DISNEY CHARACTERS!! that would suckk. especially vanessa anne hudgens. dont like her. disney ppl would kill the whole vampire experience. this needs to be kept strictly for real serious actors that match the roles. and whoever plays leah clearwater needs to look native. this has got to look real. i hate it when the movies disappoint and the books are great.

  22. Lucy Hale is amazing. I love her! Can't wait to see what's next for her. Fans should check her out at Great Friends Greetings – – very, very cool.

  23. Lucy Hale is amazing. I love her! Can't wait to see what's next for her. Fans should check her out at Great Friends Greetings – – very, very cool.