Twilight fans should prepare themselves for a new face when the third installment of the series, Eclipse hits the big screen in 2010. Variety is reporting that Bryce Dallas Howard has joined the cast of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Summit Entertainment’s wildly popular vampire franchise. Howard replaces Rachelle Lefevre as the character of Victoria.
Although Lefevre originated the role in Twilight and appears in the upcoming sequel New Moon, Summit is stating scheduling conflicts forced her to leave the picture.
“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.”
Eclipse begins shooting in Vancouver in August and has a release date of June 30, 2010.