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Dakota Fanning Confirms New Moon Talks

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In a new interview, the all-grown-up Dakota Fanning confirms that she is indeed in talks to play Jane, the deadly Italian vampire in the Twilight sequel, New Moon, as we had previously reported.

Says Fanning, "I really hope that works out. I think it's too soon to tell right now, but it'd be really fun. I'm a huge fan."

She'll surely be the envy of her cheerleading buddies, should this work out!

[Image via WENN.]

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155 comments to “Dakota Fanning Confirms New Moon Talks”

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  1. 1

    fingers crossed i love her!!!!!

  2. 2

    I don't mind as long as it's not some annoying actress

  3. 3

    I think she will be great to play jane. sweet and innocent pale white but with an intensity no one wants to feel.

  4. 4

    She would be so amazing!!

    Loves it!

  5. 5

    She is not who I pictured…we'll see.

  6. 6

    Ehhh… I suppose I don't mind, seeing as how it's not too big of a role.
    And hopefully no more "big name" actors! It would ruin the whole "indie" aspect of the movie!
    Fingers crossed.

  7. 7

    Yeah, I was really glad to hear Vanessa HSM Hudgens was not actually in talks to play Leah…she is so not right for the part. That is one annoying actress.

  8. 8

    Re: DramaIsLife – That is the stupidest thing I've ever heard. No fucking way Twilight is at all 'indie', it's the most mainstream thing since Harry Potter.

  9. Kate says – reply to this


    Boo hiss. Don't like her, don't want her playing Jane. And Jane is not Italian, Perez… haven't you bothered to read the books? She's just located in Italy with the Volturi. She was harvested from elsewhere for her powers.

  10. 10

    yeah she can pull off that weird factor of jane, i couldn't picture anyone doing it so that would be awesome!

  11. 11

    omg yeah i soo pictured her as jane

  12. 12

    it's not that i don't like dakota fanning, she's a great actress. i just think that putting in too many "big names" will take away how great the film is. this one was my favorite of the 4 books and i'm hoping they don't screw it up. at least they kept taylor!!!

  13. 13

    ehhh but then again theres no 15 year old nice wholesome actress and thats what this movie needs so im 50/50 for it

  14. 14

    I dont mind her for jane. I am just happy that the vanessa hudgens thing was shit. God that bitch is so werid looking.

  15. MP says – reply to this


    I think Kristen Belle might make a good Jane.

  16. 16

    I think she would be good to play the character :-D

  17. 17

    Re: The REAL Orchidgirl!
    Uuummmmm, yeah. I don't have kids. They're vile. Such as yourself.

  18. 18

    hmm…i think this actually might work out. i would have prefer them to have an unknown actor to play the part but i love dakota.jane has a misleading appearance; the face of an angel with a sadistic heart. i think dakota is a good potential.

  19. 19

    Re: alexxx – You're totally right.
    Let me clarify - 'indie' as in most of the actors in Twilight prefer to stay under the radar and out of big Hollywood Blockbuster movies

  20. 20

    Hopefully she can do it, and hopefully the film will be 100% better then the first one, because the books are amazing, and the movie blowed.
    but i think it will be interesting to see how she does with the role.

  21. 21

    I absolutely love Dakota Fanning and think she is the best pick for Jane. Guys stop being so mean to each other on here. But anyways Dakota would be perfect for the part of jane… and ya i am happy that Vanessa Hudgens is not play Leah I just cant picture her playing the role of leah.

  22. 22

    I could care less who plays Jane as long as Robert Pattinson plays Edward, Kristen Stewart plays Bella, Taylor Lautner plays Jacob, Nikki Reed plays Rosalie, Ashley Greene plays Alice, Kellan Lutz plays Emmett, Jackson Rathbone plays Jasper, Billy Burke plays Charlie, Elizabeth Reaser plays Esme, Peter Facinelli plays Carlislie, and Rachelle Lefevre plays Victoria….oh and Edi Gathegi plays Laurent. Just please have the original characters for New Moon!!!

  23. 23

    i love her as jane….i totally invisioned her as jane as i was reading the books lol
    i heard america ferra was in talks to play emily young now too

  24. 24

    Re: The REAL Orchidgirl!
    Uh-oh! I think that you forgot your medicine!!!

  25. 25

    Re: The REAL Orchidgirl!
    Yes, you're right. You're below me. I shouldn't have responded to you. I will not make this mistake anymore!

  26. 26


    Re: DramaIsLife
    and FYI Twilight was just filmed really poorly, and thats why it felt like an indie flick. but it wasnt. the first 40 minutes didnt match up with the way the rest of the film was filmed. it was ridiculously, poorly done, and New Moon better be better. The best thing they could have ever done was hire a new director, I am stoked.

  27. 27

    I really wouldnt like to see her in twilight, i think there is someone better out there

  28. 28

    This just seems so wrong.

  29. 29


  30. 30

    AMAZING!!! I hope this happens, if this happens I WILL watch New moon, Im not even a big fan of Dakota but I think she's a great actress and the thought of her playing a vampire makes me go NUTS. I'll fucking love it. She's just too good, again, I hope this happens otherwise I won't even bother, I haven't read the books and I don't really care to, so whatever.

  31. 31

    EWWWW….no way!

  32. 32

    I feel bad because I know nothing about the series or the movie… Im out of the loop!

  33. 33

    it's lohan's devilme… be very afraid…….

  34. 34

    She will be good. :)

  35. 35

    Re: The REAL Orchidgirl! – Wow hunny, what a large portion of rage. Is it even worth your time to do that? Is your life so minuscule that all you can really do is attack other people on matters that are none of your fucking business (over the internet at that). You are obviously old enough to have a opinion on the matter, so take that opinion and stick it up your cooch (since obviously no one would want to put anything up something as crass and rude as you). Keep your bullshit opinions to yourself. Go read a book, seek a education, and possible a new personality (since yours is vile)

  36. 36

    Hopefully there's some nude scenes.

  37. 37

    I imagined someone older for that role … but I think she can make it work.

  38. 38

    Re: TotoForever – i totally agreeee with you
    i don't see vanessa in the movie she's not twilight enough haha
    and for dakota i can see her…she'll be great she's soooo adorable!!!

  39. 39

    I think they shouldn't be getting actors/actresses that are kinda big already. They should cast someone who is not famous so they won't outshine the original casts. Oh and please, no kids from Disney…they're just not Twilight Saga material, sorry nothing personal

  40. 40

    love her, can't wait for her to be Jane

  41. 41

    Re: dbsc86 – I totally agree!! She is great, but they would have to/want to put her in more than the book originally had her character in. I loved the original feel of Twilight and the actors being relatively unknown.

  42. 42

    Re: alexxx – I don't think they meant the movie was "indie" just the actors. They primarily went with "nobody" actors. It is better to keep the casting to people nobody really knows (or people not overly mainstream). I think Dakota Fanning might be an exception to the rule as Jane is not all that major. Mostly just for the second book. And Dakota looks so different now it won't seem like watching Little Dakota Fanning anymore anyway. OK, I have WAAAY overly analyzed this. LOL.

  43. 43

    i think she'll be fine for the role. i always imagined jane as a little blonde. but i dunno…dakota might be too tall now?

  44. 44

    Perez, can you post about people that are rage filled because they are big failures in their own life. Thanks.
    ***air hug***

  45. 45

    Perez, can you post about big fat losers that take meth and masturbate to pictures of Harrybalsac. Thanks a bunch!
    ***air high five***

  46. 46

    I always thought Jane was slightly older for some reason. Oh well, Dakota will do great shes a brillant actress. Can't fuckin wait for New Moon!!

  47. 47

    Perez, can you post about people that actually give a shit what other people do and/or say on here because they have nothing going in their real life. Thanks a million.
    ***air hug****

  48. 48

    Ugh, this pixie hag is annoying.

  49. 49

    hahaha, LOL at the indie twilight post.

    Anyway, no, Dakota isnt a bad actress., why would she want to … act in that movie. :(

  50. 50

    i mean i understand… that before twilight many actors werent so big or known, whatever.
    but thats the same for every big movie, they start out as nothing.
    whatever, it just made me laugh.

  51. 51

    I think she is definitely a good pick for Jane!
    but please no HSM actors!!!

  52. 52

    Re: Annie78

    Well Actually, Jane is also in Eclipse and breaking dawn, but she appears towards the end of the books.

  53. 53

    Perez, can you post about people that for some reason think they are super cool when in fact they are psychotic losers who can't make it in the real world. They stalk and harass people on PH to make themselves feel better about their small pathetic lives. Thanks a bunch.
    ***air hug***

  54. 54

    I hope she gets the part! I love Dakota!

  55. 55

    I don't think she looks mature enough, great actress though… I'm warming up to the idea.

  56. 56

    She would make a perfect Jane, hope she gets cast!

  57. 57

    i absolutely adore Dakota, she would make an excellent Jane…

  58. 58

    I think she'd actually make a good jane. She's always creeped me out, but now that she's getting older I think I'm starting to like her more.

  59. 59

    Love to see her in the sequel New Moon, she has so much talent, I still can't watch Man on Fire without bawling my head off.

    I am glad she has a normal life and does normal things for her age.

  60. 60

    Oh, yeah, that sounds like a fantastic idea. Have the cute little blonde girl play a sparklypoo vamp and try to make her seem deadly. I'll never understand the Twilight craze or the fans over 14 that obsess over it.

  61. 61

    she was really good in War Of The Worlds, I think she'd be a solid choice for New Moon.

  62. 62

    i think she'll do it well
    she does everything well
    she is a great young actress

    and i love watching her mature more and more in her movies.
    I hope she continues acting as an adult because we've been seeing her on the screens since she was very young!

  63. 63

    I reckon they should have someone not well known and wanting to kick off their acting career, not someone everyone knows

  64. 64

    Wow! She's grown so beautifully. *sniff sniff* I remember how little she was in the last season of Friends. Now a role in New Moon? That would be great!!!

  65. 65

    Perez, can you put up a post on me please? I need attention and I have no life so I stalk people on your site. Oh, and I'm a gimp for LG when I need my meth fix. Thanks a million Perez.
    ***air ass smack***

  66. 66

    Re: The Real Assume/Mark/OG – Go fuk yourself, idiot ….you are fukin here aren't you? asshole.

  67. 67

    oo. that sounds good.

  68. 68

    I never considered her to act that part while I was reading the books…
    I mean Jane is supposed to be a beautiful, innocent-looking little lady who can go into anybody's head (except Bella's) and make them think they're being tortured. It's pretty cool.
    Dakota is an amazing actress and she'll play that part really well, according to my expectations for New Moon: The Movie.
    I just can't picture her with crimson eyes, for some reason.

  69. 69

    i love her….and it looks like she has made it through her fugly phase….
    she looks great….i was worried there for a while

  70. 70

    Re: SheriMoonFireFly – while you know i love youa nd i LOVE true blood….
    twilight was pretty good……nothing earth shattering…..but watch it if you have not yet…..

  71. 71

    Ehhh, I'm not so sure about it. I don't really like her. She's too whiny. In all the movies I've seen with her, shes's always crying. It's not that big of a role, so at least she won't fuck up the movie.

  72. 72

    I can't see my comment wtf.

  73. 73

    okay now i can.
    perez fix your site please, kthxbai.

  74. 74

    Ok i'm not to happy about this. I pictured Jane so different. [a] But maybe I'll like it if I see a picture of her as Jane.

  75. 75

    Baby, baby, I don't wanna leave you,
    I ain't jokin' woman, I got to ramble.
    Oh, yeah, baby, baby, I believin',
    We really got to ramble.
    I can hear it callin' me the way it used to do,
    I can hear it callin' me back home!
    ((((LED Z)))))

  76. 76

    she looks like taylor hanson in that picture

  77. 77

    uuuuuugh, I'm gonna thank dakota in advance for ruin the sequel…

  78. 78

    YAH!! wrrd fingers crossed =)

  79. 79

    Wowzers! She would make a perfect Jane! I don't really care for Vanessa but she seemed like an interesting choice for Leah when Perez reported on it. It's just a shame they don't get proper native americans for the roles…

  80. 80

    Re: Wookiee – You need to read the books dear

  81. 81

    Re: The REAL Orchidgirl! – could you be anymore telling of who you were? you need help, assume.

  82. 82

    re:real orchid girl- you are fuckin retard…your posts are on here more than anyones so whos fuckinlife is perezhilton.com….you need a life….

  83. 83

    Hi my name is the REAL Orchidgirl and I need lots and LOTS of attention because apparently my mom was the type of mom who spent all day long on perezhilton.com. So, now I feel really lonely and insecure and I NEED love and attention! Not to mention that I spend ALL DAY LONG on perezhilton.com as an internet troll–leaving comments trying to push people's buttons! This means that I HAVE A REALLY GREAT FULFILLING life! I'm so well-rounded!

  84. 84


  85. 85

    Re: Annie78 – An independent movie is one that is one that is made, budgeted, and put out by an independent studio–as in SUMMIT. Independent films do not rely on big Hollywood studio funding and release.

  86. 86

    Re: curle91
    I guess we'll have to wait until elementary schools are out before Orchidgirl can reply! Ha ha! She must be so proud that she has learned all the dirty words in the english language! She can't stop using them! Wait–I don't think she has incorporated DOUCHEBAG into her sermons. Hey Orchidgirl, here's a new dirty word for you:

    Douchebag [doosh bag] (plural douchebags)
    1. Disturbing internet trolls by the name of "The REAL Orchidgirl"
    2. Syringe used for vaginal cleansing

  87. 87

    Love it…she will be a perfect Jane

  88. 88

    ew ew ew ew ew
    they need actors that people have barely even heard of - like actors from intependent films. not bloody Dakota Fanning who's been in big blockbusters, it's just weird. luckily it's just for one scene so…..

  89. 89

    I hope so. Fingers crossed!

  90. 90

    Re: dbsc86 – I found New Moon to be the most boring of all the books. Was it really your favorite?

  91. 91

    Dakota Fanning can pull it off. She's one of the young Hollywood actresses that (so far) has kept both feel on the ground.

  92. 92

    i can so see her playing jane! shes def young enough!

  93. 93

    She's actually who I pictured as Jane when I read the books.

  94. 94

    Nooo! She's just not the person for the job

    Nothing against her but NO!

  95. 95

    Wow! I didn't think I liked the choice, but I thought it over and I think she would be great for this part! I love it!

  96. 96

    Shes cute I think she would do a great job

  97. 97

    You can't beat Dakota!! I hope her and Taylor Lautner end up together. That would be cute.

  98. 98

    Well there goes new moon ruined…Not that I was expecting much coz they can NEVER do justice to the books.
    I think many twilight fans would have preferred for them to stick to UNKNOWN actors for the film as it makes the characters more real instead of using usual mainstream actors
    Ugh…as a twilight fan im so disappointed and dont think ill even want to see the film…not jus coz of dakota but generally at they're crappy casting choices

  99. 99

    Re: emmalouise – How has dakota fanning got intensity?!!!

  100. 100

    Re: Perez's_Official_Replyer – SHES TOO YOUNG! - Janes not meant to be a kid/tween!!!!!!!!!!!
    And I thought she was pretty annoying in war of the worlds

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