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. >=O VANESSA HUDGENS?!?! PLEASE NO! they can find someone so much BETTER than her.i would rather have LUCY HALE play leah. we DONT need and disney characters in New Moon. honestly i think the movie will be bad if we have disney stars play in New Moon and Hudgens is to sweet and nice for the role of leah. Leah is bada**
    and that just aint Vanessa..i hope they can find someone so much better. tey better!

  2. OH MY GOD!!! for some reason, i think this girl is PERFECT for the part of jane… she’s almost exactly what i pictured in my head while reading the book!!!

    ARGH!! dakota fanning is AWFUL for the part (ok, well, not AWFUL, but not as good as Lucy Hale.

  3. This is the first I have seen Lucy Hale, but I have to agree, she would make a much better Jane than Dakota. I hope she gets the part.

  4. Lucy hale for Jane!!
    Vanessa Hugens for leah!!!!
    Disney characters in New Moon!!!!
    What has the world come to!!!!
    If they pick any disney actors or Lucy Hale(no affiance, just don’t think your right for the role.)it will be very disappointing.

  5. I remember when Lucy was on American Juniors…ah good times. She’s all grown up now!

  6. Omg, Lucy Hale is PERFECT! She would be great as jane. The only issue is the age… But I’m sure they could work that out. She would sute the role much better then dokota

  7. Hale for leah!!
    Fanning for jane !!
    End of story!
    No HIGHSCHOOL MUSICAL PEOPLE!
    Please no!!!

  8. I’ll end up seeing it because of my wife and I’d love to see this chick, shes really cute. Yes I have seen privileged heh shes the best part.

  9. I think that Hale will be great for Jane. Vanessa has GOT to go!!!!! Jane is perfect for Hale and maybe Dakota can have Leah I don’t know just NO Vanessa!!!

  10. First of no Disney Channel actors what so ever! Hale would be great for Jane, but idk were fanning would fit in. I just know that “baby v” needs to stay AWAY from the Twilight saga.

  11. EWWWWW.
    She would be better then Dakota though.
    Dakota Fanning CAN NOT act.
    SHE CAN NOT!!!!!!!!

  12. no disney actors,if they join it will be a disappointment!!!!

  13. nooo dddiissneeyyy characcctteerrrsss!!!!!!!!!!

  14. i think dakota fanning and or hale just please not vanessa she is not someone i see when i read twilight. it would ruin the whole twilight experiance for me. i so want to see new moon and i dont know if i would see it if certain people were casted.

  15. Vanessa is not right for any movies other than disney. because in disney movies she cant be her true self which no one wants to see. Other young actors should be consider for the roles in new moon those who have yet to make a name for themselves. Robert did a great job making a name for himself. I mean do you remember him before twilight other than that guy in harry potter. Fresh new actors is a must for new moon. Because thats what makes bigger and better movies new actors to get to know and love. Keep disney on disney.

  16. what the director really needs to do i get some real “NATIVES” to play the parts of the of the natives in the book!i mean Jacob is hot but he is not native! that just throws everything off!

  17. OKAY FIRST OF ALL VANESSA EWW GROSS! AND SECOND
    DAKOTA FANNING=JANE
    LUCY HALE=LEAH CLEARWATER
    END OF STORY
    NO ONE ELSE ESPECIALLY VANESSA SHES
    NOT GOOD 4 ANY ROLE TO BE HONEST MAYBE A ROLE 4 A SLUT BUT THATS
    IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL
    HAHAHAHAHA
    BUT SRSLY NO VANESSA THE MOVIE WOULD SUCK
    AND IM IN LUV WIT TWILIGHT
    SO THAT WOULD BE SO SAD! HER IN EVRY
    MOVE AFTER THAT UGH
    I WOULDNT WATCH ANY OF IT!1!!!
    THER I SAID WAT I NEEDED TO SAY!!!!!!

  18. hehehe!!!!!seriously,no plz. it will ruin the movie!!!i’ll vote lucy hale for leah and dakota fanning for jane…period!!!!!vanessa,stay put to disney movie coz you will ruin the movie!!thats all….lol

  19. lucy is perfect.
    i pictured jane exactly like this!
    dakota.. nothing against her, not good for the part.
    jane is small, not a child..
    and i think i would kill myself if vanessa were cast as leah? (but not really, haha).

  20. vannesa for leah no
    lucy for leah maybe
    dakota woudnt really fit jane

  21. i think that lucy is really pretty and that she would made a great vqampire, but idk i dont think i remember a specific movie in which she acted on? can n e one tell me??

  22. i loce new moon and think lucy would make a great vampire but she is right about dakota too
    i also think that vanessa hudgens might be a good leah but come on they can do better than that

  23. I THINK THAT VANESSA HUDGENS SHOULD NOT BE IN NEW MOON! I WAS THE NUMBER 1 FAN OF VANESSA HUDGENS AND AFTER SHE TOOK THE NAKED PICTURE I WAS NO WHAT THE HELL I DONT LIKE HER ANYMORE! I WOULD LIKE FOR ME TO BE LEAH CLEARWATER BECUASE I LOOK OLDER LIKE I LOOK LIKE 15 AND I LOOK NATIVE AMERICAN AND I WOULD BE A GOOD WOLF-GIRL!

  24. I Agree With iliBlack Lucy Shouls Play Leah Instead Of God Awful Vanessa Hudgens.

  25. Yes she’s perfect for Jane. Poor Lucy, if she can’t be Jane then she better get Leah. Vanessa should not be in New Moon. End of story.

  26. Please anybody but Vanessa Hudgens she is so not meant for any aprt in New Moon!!

  27. vanessa looks like slut to me she cant be feisty i would prefer if lucy got the role of leah clearwater. if vanessa gets it i dont think anyone is going to watch the movie

  28. Vanessa is hot and is a perfect fit for the Vampires & Werewolves 90210..

  29. no disney people in new moon or esclipse or breakin dawn especially not high school muscial ones