Bryce Dallas Howard Is Replacing Rachelle In Eclipse!

Jul 28th, 2009 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Movie News

Ok, just got the press release from Summit.  It seems that Rachelle Lefevre will not be returning as Victoria.  Actress Bryce Dallas Howard will be taking over the role due to conflicts with Rachelle’s schedule.  What do you all think of this news?  Also seem to remember Jackson saying he has a crush on her…

THE TWILIGHT SAGA ADDS ACTRESS BRYCE DALLAS HOWARD TO FILM FRANCHISE

Actress Rachelle Lefevre Will Be Replaced By Howard In The Role Of Victoria


Los Angeles – July 28, 2009 – Summit Entertainment announced today that Bryce Dallas Howard will take over the role of “Victoria” in the studio’s upcoming production of THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE.  Actress, Rachelle Lefevre, who portrayed the character in TWILIGHT as well as the upcoming release of THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON, will not continue in the role due to scheduling conflicts with another commitment the actor has made.  THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE will start filming in Vancouver this coming August.

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE, the third film in the studio’s TWILIGHT film franchise based on Stephenie Meyer’s blockbuster book series, will be directed by David Slade from a screenplay written by Melissa Rosenberg.  The film will be released theatrically in North America on Wednesday, June 30, 2010.

“We are incredibly happy that Bryce has agreed to come into the franchise,” said Erik Feig, Summit’s President of Worldwide Production and Acquisitions.  “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.”

Howard most recently starred in TERMINATOR SALVATION as Kate Connor and has been seen in SPIDER-MAN 3, LADY IN THE WATER, and THE VILLAGE.  She was nominated for a Golden Globe for her leading performance as an actress in the HBO film AS YOU LIKE IT.

In THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE, Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger as Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge.  In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob — knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf.  With her graduation quickly approaching, Bella is confronted with the most important decision of her life.

Howard is represented by ICM and Management 360.

About the TWILIGHT film series
The TWILIGHT film series stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson and tells the story of 17-year-old Bella Swan who moves to the small town of Forks, Washington to live with her father, and becomes drawn to Edward Cullen, a pale, mysterious classmate who seems determined to push her away.  But neither can deny the attraction that pulls them together…even when Edward confides that he and his family are vampires.

The action-packed, modern day vampire love story and blockbuster success the first film in the series titled TWILIGHT was released in theatres on November 21, 2008.  The second installment of the film franchise, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, will be released November 20, 2009.

Melissa Rosenberg wrote the scripts for all three films in The TWILIGHT film series.

About Summit Entertainment LLC
Summit Entertainment is a worldwide theatrical motion picture development, financing, production and distribution studio. The studio handles all aspects of marketing and distribution for both its own internally developed motion pictures as well as acquired pictures.  Summit Entertainment, LLC also represents international sales for both its own slate and third party product.  Summit Entertainment, LLC plans to release 10 to 12 films annually.

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72 Comments to “Bryce Dallas Howard Is Replacing Rachelle In Eclipse!”

  1. Hayley says:

    IM SO MAD! Rachelle was perfect as Victoria. This changes the continuity of the film…the audience has grown to love the way Victoria was portrayed and Eclipse was where she really got her shining moment.

  2. Ash Pash says:

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO she cant be replaced! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I really really really hope they can work around her schedule. Nobody else can play Victoria like Rachell can

  3. TwilightGeekSam says:

    NOOOOO this is not cool i hate when they do this

  4. Jen says:

    it isn’t anyones falt that this happends. actually if it IS anyones fault it would be Rachell because she is chooseing something over twilight. So dont get mad at the producers or directors or casting crew. And if you really like Rachell you all should be glad her career seems to be doing well enough that she can’t/won’t comit to eclips. as far as this new girl im sure they chose someone good.

  5. Angie says:

    Bryce Dallas Howard is gorgouse and a great actress! She will be great. its sad that Rachell can’t change her schedule to do the roll but im excited to see what Bryce does with this roll. Im excited to see her in a agressive part =D

  6. Christy says:

    I hate the fact that they are changing Victoria’s. Especially to someone who doesn’t look as evil as Rachelle can. Rachelle is Victoria! Hope this doesn’t ruin Eclipse now. Id of been willing to wait for a later release date if Rachelle could still play her. Going to have some pissed off Twilight fans.

  7. Brink says:

    I’m ok with it. Victoria really doesn’t have a big part until Eclipse anyways. She shouldn’t even BE in New Moon, on second thought. So I really don’t care. Bryce has the capability of being creepy too; go watch The Village. Its not like they are replacing Edward Friggin Cullen! Don’t get too upset. :)

  8. Jacki says:

    Aw. I liked Rachelle as Victoria … oh well. I will hope that her schedule conflicts could somehow be resolved :]

  9. Isabel says:

    That’s super frustrating…

  10. Jess S. says:

    Grrrrrrr I am disappointed but more important, Rachelle was one of the best with the fan base, she really gave back, that was incredible of her! I think she was great for the franchise, and it will be their loss.

  11. Shannon says:

    I LOVE her and think she will be awesome!!!!!!!! It’s not like thy are replacing Edward.

  12. Candra says:

    I’m with Shannon! I think Rachelle was good but she is absolutely PERFECT!!!!!!

  13. Valerie says:

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    That’s not true,right?
    They can’t shoot Eclipse without Rachelle playing Victoria!!!She is so perfect for the role!!!
    These news just ruined my day… :(((

    Kisses from Germany,
    Val

  14. Elliot says:

    As sad as it is to not see Rachelle as Victoria in Eclipse, I’m thinking that Bryce Dallas Howard will do an equally smashing performance! How many “NOOOOOOOOOO”‘s did Robert receive when they announced him as Edward? Or Kristen as Bella? Or, my favourite example: Ashley Greene…?
    I strongly support the “Never-Change-The-Actor”-party, but please, people, give her the same chance every actor or actress deserves: to show that they are good and can adapt to the role they are playing. And I’m confident that Bryce will be good. She will not be Rachelle’s Victoria. She’ll create her own. But it will be good.

  15. J says:

    It’s fine, but I don’t like changing cast from movie to movie.

  16. Judith Akufo says:

    Don’t get me wrong I think she is a great actress, but I love Rachel, and Bryce looks so innocent.

  17. lydz says:

    WHAT?! THAT’S NOT FAIR!!!!!!!!!!!! SHE LOOKS TOO NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SHE WOULD MAKE A BETTER TANYA!

  18. Ginny says:

    awwww! i loved rachelle, i hope this turns out okay :(
    thats funny about jackson though!
    but ya im gonna miss rachelle alot!!!

  19. cary says:

    this makes me very sad i dont like when people change the cast

  20. jamie says:

    I’m not liking this one bit!

  21. Marcela says:

    everyone please sign this petition to get rachelle back on eclipse!!!

    http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/rachelleinecpliseyes/

  22. Emma says:

    wow it just cant happen wow is all i can say i really hope that this new girl will be good but no one can top Rachelle i will really miss her

  23. khall says:

    Same reaction happened when they changed who played the wolf pack. . . don’t see anyone complaining now. . . Bryce is an amazing actress i’m excited for her!

  24. Hannahg says:

    i love bryce dallas howard…gorgeous actress and very talented.

    At the end of the day Rachelle is leaving the project becuase she said yes to other stuff. She knew Eclipse would be filming so its her own fault she’e been replaced and there is no point everyone getting upset about it.

    If they had to recast someone im glad its bryce…natural redhead and all!

  25. Camille says:

    I HATE when series films change a character! It totally ruins it.

    For instance, in the Mummy movies with Brendan Fraser, the first two were good. However, in the third movie, the role of “Evie,” was played by a different actress, completely sabotaging the film (but the plotline wasn’t very good either).

  26. Roxie says:

    Okay this is ridiculous! WTH!???
    I really dislike summit! This whole replacing actors really pisses me off!!!!
    I makes me think that they don’t care about the film they only care about $$$

    I was really looking forward to seeing Rachelle in Eclipse!
    Ugh! Now I’m just aggravated!!!! :(

  27. Brandi says:

    As much as I love Bryce, I wish it could be RL. But Bryce is awsome so maybe this will turn out great?!

  28. olindaa!! says:

    omg!!!! nonononononononoonoo.. why???!!
    nononono

  29. Jasmine says:

    OH MY EDWARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE TELL ME THIS IS NOT TRUE!!!!!!!!! I REALLY LOVED RACHELLE AS VICTORIA AND SO DID EVERYONE ELSE!?!?!?!?!?!? UGHHHH!!!!!!! I’M SOOOOOOOOOO MAD RIGHT NOW!!!!!! HOW CAN THEY DO THAT TO US?!?!?!?

    JAZZ (TEAM CULLEN!)

  30. Daniela says:

    Rachelle is the perfect Victoria, this is not Summit’s fault, I guess this is what happens when unkwon actors get their big break in the industry of movie making.
    I’m really sad the Rachelle won’t be in Eclipse and that she couldn’t complete her job of staying in the movie that the FANS!!!
    made it the BIGGEST MOVIE OF THIS CENTURY!!!

  31. mikaela m. says:

    nooooooooooo this is terrible rachell is amazing as victoria and bryce looks too nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  32. Becky says:

    THAT SUCKS!!! rachelle only had one movie left anyway!!! Dang i wish she could stay for eclipse, not that i’m saying that Bryce isnt good its just that i was hoping we would keep all the same actors for twilight!

  33. Andy says:

    Guys, this isn’t Summit’s fault! Let’s not attack them just yet!

    Rachelle was a good Victoria, I admit it, but Summit, David Slade and the casting director wouldn’t have choosen Bryce Dallas Howard as take over as Victoria if they didn’t think she could pull it off. I have faith in this.

    The proof of the pudding, as the old saying goes, is in the eating so I will wait till I see Eclipse (or some scary pics of Bryce in action) before I’ll pass judgement!

  34. megan says:

    What the heak!! They just pulled the rug right out from under us. I’m sure Bryce Dallas Howard will do well as Victoria (Even though she sucked in Terminator), but everyone is already adapted to Rachelle.

    I guess we’ll all just have to wait and see how it all works out.

  35. Christina V says:

    Hmmm!! There is something more going on that Summit is not telling. I hate when they do this. In Harry Potter the orginal actor that played Dumbledore died, so they had to recast. Everytime I see Dumbledore is just not the same as the orginal. So the same goes with switching Actress. Its going to be diffcult to not think of the Rachelle. ugh! i really don’t like this at all.

  36. Heather D says:

    If Summit wasn’t rushing these films, then the actors would be able to play their part as well as do other things. They are starting production/filming on eclipse next month and we haven’t even seen a full trailer for new moon.

  37. 20twilight09 says:

    well that just stinks, this is some pretty sad news. rachelle made a great victoria.

  38. KK says:

    Those butts.

    Victoria was amazing, I really liked her.

  39. Shteff says:

    argh ffs!
    you can’ go changing people when its a series! -_-
    urgh this is going to be a pain in the ass
    xox

  40. Cassidy says:

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! UGH

  41. Cassidy says:

    U guys that’s gonna stink without Rachelle!!!! We, like, barely even got to see her in Twilight and she’s probably barley in New Moon!!! I don’t like it!!! Of all the things to screw up!

  42. Cassidy says:

    Ok, maybe some of us are being a little harsh…we can just wait and see what happens… I’m sure this wasn’t ONLY Summits decison…I’m gald Andy’s being positive…lets wait it out and see what happens…this is gonna cause some contraversy…ill miss Rachelle A LOT, though! Lets just send them both the fan’s love and suppourt!

  43. Bea(FanOfTheMonth-March/April/May) says:

    saw this earlier. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  44. Cherry Garcia says:

    No no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no. Thats all i have to say on the mater.

  45. Greenlee says:

    http://www.accesshollywood.com/_article_21171

    They fired Rachelle, she didn’t chose to leave. Bad way Summit. Bad way

  46. Amanda G says:

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
    NOOOOOOOOO
    NOOOOO
    NOOO
    NOO
    NO

  47. Ky says:

    NOOOOOOOOO!!!!! i loved rachelle!! She was a great Victoria!!! :( Summit i’m very mad at you right now!

  48. Menieicia says:

    Summit is so shady it’s not even funny.
    Rachelle was one of the only people i thought they cast right, everyone else had to grow on me. So not seeing her complete my vision of victoria is really unfortunate. At the same time though I’m going to give nothing but my love and support to Bryce, she’s an amazing actress that has to step into a really bad situation that isn’t her fault. Even though i can’t fathum anyone else playing Victoria, if Rachelle “had” to be replaced i’m glad it was her.

  49. Roxie says:

    10 DAYS!!! 10 FRIGGIN’ DAYS!!! Seriously Summit???
    You couldn’t wait 10 miserable days!???

  50. christina V says:

    I was right!!! Rachelle didn’t want to leave!! She was commit to this part.

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