Breaking Dawn Casting Scam

There is a casting scam going on regarding Breaking Dawn that has caught a couple of people. Lana Veenker, who cast several of the roles in Twilight, explains how the scam works and how not to get caught up in something like that!

“If  you’ve been around my blog for a while, you know how much we hate, HATE, HATE scam artists who prey on aspiring actors and movie fans (especially kids) with fake casting calls.

A new one involving Breaking Dawn, the final installment in the Twilight series, has come to my attention. BE WARNED! As I’ve done in the past, I’m going to dissect it, show you all the red flags and demonstrate how I did the research to uncover the scam artist behind it all.

So next time you get an email like the one below or see something online that sounds too good to be true, you’ll know how to dissect it yourself to find out if it’s bogus or for real. Take note!

By the way, I’m not going to post the name or URL of the company and give them free traffic, but this was forwarded to me from a real talent agent, whose client (a minor) received it. The girl did not have a profile on this scam website and doesn’t have any other publicly viewable casting profiles online. So the first question is: How did they get her contact information? When her mother replied to the email to inquire, the email bounced back: “no such mailbox.” Major red flag. I would have deleted this as spam right then and there. But let’s dissect the entire message anyway!”

See the point by point discussion of how to spot a scam here.

Meet Maria: Catalina Sandino Moreno

According to The Hollywood Reporter who earlier today told us about the casting  of  Jack Huston as Royce King II, has now announced that Catalina Sandino Moreno will play Maria, the vampire who turns Jasper.

“The Colombian-born Sandino Moreno most notably starred in “Grace,” in which she played a pregnant teacher who becomes a drug mule, as well as Steven Soderbergh’s epic “Che” and the upcoming indie drama “Frail,” in which she plays the title character, who’s described as a naive Midwestern girl.”

Check it all out on THR.

TY to Nena and Larry Richman for giving us the heads up, love ya, Larry!

Jack Huston To Play Royce King in Eclipse

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jack Huston will be portraying Royce King II.  To jog your memories, Royce is Rosalie’s fiance back when she was human.

Congrats, Jack, on playing what is probably the only character that every Twilight fan hates! Don’t take it personally, it just comes with the territory on who he is. :)

Jodelle Ferland Slated For Eclipse

Variety (who tends to get casting info correct) broke the news that Jodelle Ferland has an upcoming role in Eclipse, but they didn’t name which one. The description reads, “a vampire who has just been turned”.

We’ve put out feelers to determine if she is playing perhaps Maria, Bree, or and unnamed newborn. If the ink isn’t quite dry on the contracts, we may not get confirmation straight away.

Check out her fansite which has a lot of images of Jodelle that are more recent than what is found commonly on the Internet. She looks much older in this headshot dated February of this year than the myriad of other shots around the Internet.

Bryce Dallas Howard Replaces Rachelle LeFevere

This just in from Summit:

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.

Xavier Samuel Interview on Aussie Radio

Via Lion and Lamb

Open Casting Call For Eclipse

Summit has announced that they will be having an open casting call for the roles of Leah and Seth Clearwater in Eclipse. This is a legit announcement, direct from Summit not a scam. It should also be noted that it’s not a contest, but what is known in the industry as an “open casting call” so professionalism (meaning doing a legit audition and following instructions to the letter) counts!

NOTE THE FINE PRINT: “Submissions must be received by June 30th. You must be a legal resident of the U.S. or Canada and fourteen (14) years of age or older to submit an audition. Please stick to the script provided and do not post your audition video to any other site.”…In other words don’t put it up on YouTube or you automatically disqualify yourself.

All the details can be found here.

Tom Felton As Riley?

We’ve had a ton of Tweets and emails, not to mention a request to advertise an online petition, concerning actor Tom Felton.  Tom is mostly recognized for his role as Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter movies. It seems that he’s a popular fan favorite, and somehow the online discussion went from “he’d be great in this part” to “he’s been cast in this part”.

The Tom Felton fansite, Feltbeats.com, that Tom regularly communicates with, has been similarly bombarded. So, they asked Tom, and this is what he had to say:

“I’ll be ready when they want me! Really, I’m only joking. I’m not really sure at this point; but you will be the first to know if I find out anything!”

Tom later Tweetedi keep getting asked if i’m being cast as Riley in Twilight! I’ll let you all know if so!!!”


Gianna Cast?

Justine Wachsberger has been cast as Gianna.

Some of the IMDB’s current errors would be listing Justin Chon, Anna Kendrick, and Christian Serratos as rumored for the movie. clearly all three were on set this week filming.

TY to Mary