According to Entertainment Weekly, nine-year-old actress Mackenzie Foy is all but signed on the dotted line as Renesmee. EW has an excellent track record when it comes to casting stories so we are going to tend to believe this one.
“It’s not yet clear how the diminutive actress, who’s appeared in one episode each of television shows FlashForward and ‘Til Death, will portray the character who ages a full 17 years in only seven. Sources have suggested that director Bill Condon will employ similar digital effects to those used by David Fincher in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, where Foy’s face would be digitally transferred onto the face of a younger child. It’s also probable that the studio will hire a younger child in some capacity, too.”
One YouTuber, who either has ESP or an incredibly good eye, put together this Mackenzie montage about two weeks ago.
Sheer volume seems to have shut down the actress’ website which is now stating that it is on hiatus.
UPDATE: Moviehole is “confirming” this news from a Summit contact, but there is still nothing we’ve seen as being officially from Summit. We will let you know if or when we hear an official announcement.