Twilight sequel New Moon has same actor

Readers who love Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series–and who enjoyed the Twilight movie–will be glad to know that Taylor Lautner will return to play Jacob Black in New Moon. (There had been some rumors that Lautner wouldn’t play the part, because Jacob undergoes many physical changes in the second book.)

Stephenie Meyer, on her website, includes a note from director Chris Weitz:

“…The characters in Stephenie’s books go through extraordinary changes of circumstance and also appearance; so it is not surprising that there has been speculation about whether the same actor would portray a character who changes in so many surprising ways throughout the series. But it was my first instinct that Taylor was, is, and should be Jacob, and that the books would be best served by the actor who is emotionally right for the part. I think that fans of Twilight the book and the movie will be surprised by the Jacob Black that Taylor will bring to the screen in New Moon; and I’m looking forward to working with him and the rest of the cast in realizing the film.”

And Stephenie adds:

“I’d just like to add that I was very much a part of this decision. My first priority was always what was best for New Moon—what was going to give us the best possible movie. I’m truly thrilled that Taylor was the one who proved to the director, to Summit, and to me that he is the best possible Jacob we could have. And I’m very much looking forward to seeing what he’s going to bring to Jacob’s character this year.”

Production starts soon on New Moon, which will be released–barring any delays–on November 20, 2009.

Thanks to Cynopsis Kids and Tribute.cafor the info.

About Cheryl Rainfield

I write the books I needed and couldn't find as a teen. I write teen fiction--paranormal fantasy and gritty realistic fiction. I'm the author of SCARS (WestSide Books, 2010) #1 ALA QuickPicks, and Governor General Literary Award Finalist, HUNTED (WestSide Books, Oct 2011), STAINED (Harcourt, 2013), The Last Dragon (HIP Books, Sept 2009), and Walking Both Sides (HIP Books, 2011). I also enjoy drawing, surfing the web, connecting with people I like, doing crafts, and being with my dog.
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1 Response to Twilight sequel New Moon has same actor

  1. kate o'connor says:

    They should bring out the twilight sequel new moon fast and not make us wait till november 20th. To all the people the love the twilight books and movie it is way way to long. For me perssonly I LOVE twilight it is my favorite movie I have watched 12 times and are watching it right now and I can not wait till nover 20th. So please please hurry up and bring it out eaelier please.

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