Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Rachelle Lefevre Replaced In Eclipse - Bryce Dallas Howard Takes Role Of Victoria -

Holy Moly! Rachelle has chosen another project over "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse"!!! I don't quite know how to feel about this latest turn of events, I need to go and sit in a quiet corner for a while... -

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

Los Angeles, CA 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."

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."


You can see this official statement on the news section of Summit's site.

I also just saw over at Twicrack, that Rachelle has signed on for another role, which is probably the reason why she has chosen not to continue on with Eclipse.

"Rosamund Pike, Minnie Driver and Rachelle Lefevre are playing Paul Giamatti's many wives in "Barney's Version," the adaptation of the Mordecai Richler novel being directed by Richard Lewis. Robert Lantos is producing via his Serendipity Point Films."Barney's" tells the story of the politically incorrect, fully lived life of the impulsive, irascible and fearlessly blunt Barney Panofsky (Giamatti).

Lefevre will play Clara, Barney's first wife, a wild, troubled artist. Driver plays Barney's second wife, the annoyingly loquacious Mrs. "P." Miriam, Barney's third wife and true love, will be played by Pike.

Principal photography starts Aug. 17 in Rome. Dustin Hoffman also is in the cast, playing Barney's father."


So if the Hollywood Reporter is correct, and Rachelle is to begin filming her new project on 17th August, that is the scheduling conflict that is referred to in Summit's official press release.

UPDATE - This was NOT Rachelle's decision. For her statement click here.

11 comments:

  1. what rubbish,i am annoyed,like! uggggggh

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  2. uuugh nooooo!
    I hate when this happens in movies. Not like i was so in love with Rachelle but now it's going to be weird seeing Victoria and it being someone different. I loved Bryce in The Village so i know she'll be good but ugh, that's irritating. Don't sign on for a saga is you can't totally commit.

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  3. NO!! WHAT THATS SO UNEXPECTED!!??
    grrr...well thats what summit said about catherine hardwicke and her "schedule issue" is why she left but she got fired...do you think thats what happened with rachelle? aww she seems so nice i love her :(
    ...
    who the heck is bryce anyway?

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  4. SO screwed up, Summit!!! There are more details and a poll (Rachelle vs Bryce), at the Celebsession Blog. Cannot believe this!

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  5. She was a lovely actress and we will notice the difference, but not that much. She just wasn't big enough for Summit to even want to try to bend their schudule. It happens to actors all the time. Some of them can't do a particular movie because their already doing another. Just pick the one you want to do and tell the other guys no Thanks, and show up with bells on at the scene of the movie you really want to be apart of. I've got TWO jobs and there's no way in hell that my boss will let me off to go do my second job if I promise dedication to him first. Rachelle is lovely but Summit is right on that one. Take it from a hard working human being that got a reality check long time ago.

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  6. i think that people even getting slightly mad is purposterous. she was barely in the first film, and all that is seen in the second, or supposed to be seen, is her hair on top of water, she is only supposed to be talked about, so why r people in an uproar if she is replace.....so another actress that looks similar, probably even more so with make up, and has similar hair, is going to show up at the very end of the movie and get her head ripped of by robert pattinson's role of edward.......ooooooooooo, big deal............people, seriously, get over it.....it is a very small role any ways, and u wont even be able to tel the difference with all the blur of the fast moving vamps, and the short amount of time she is seen on screen, and the make up....
    plus, she was in the wrong anyways.....summit finds out, what, a week before their rehersals and shooting is suposed to take place? thats crap! she should have talked with them before even accepting the second job.....and so, what where they supposed to do? spend thousands of dollars to move scheduling around, move the release date and everything, for an actress who is probably only in like one scene? thats rediculous.......

    they have backups and under studies for.....to be there i case the real actor or in this case, actress cant do the job...

    that is what Bryce is......and the fact that everyone is mad that they replaced her so quickly is absurd....they had to, or they would have been behind on schedule........thats why they have the understuddies and back ups.......

    if your angry with summit over this insignificant, neccesary replacement, then too bad! dont watch the movies! just less people the rest of us have to worry about come november and come june.......if you dont like that.....then...well......oh well.

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  7. YOU ARE ALL WRONG.
    RACHELLE SAID ,THAT SHE WAS DEDICATED TO THE TWILIGHT SAGA AND SHE DECLINED A LOT OF MOVIES TO CONTINUE.SHE AGREED TO ONLY ONE VERY SMALL PART ,FOR WHICH SHE WOULD BE AWAY

    !!!!!10 DAYS ONLY!!!!!!

    AND SUMMIT SAID THAT IS TOO MUCH.AND SUMMIT HAVE BEEN SUCH A BIG DEAL LATELY ONLY BECAUSE OF TWILIGHT ,BECAUSE BEFORE THEY WHERE NOTHING.AND NOW THE BIG DEAL IS GOING TO CHANGE ACTORS AND STUFF ,RIGHT?
    WELL TAKE THIS : HARRY POTTER ,FOR SIX MOVIES HASN'T CHANGED NONE OF THE LEAD ACTORS ,EXCEPT FOR DUMBLEDORE ,BUT THE FIRST ACTOR DIED - SO IT WASN'T REALLY THEIR FAULT.

    RACHEL DIDN'T CHOOSE ANYTHING BEFORE TWILIGHT.

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  8. I AGREE. RACHELLE WOULD NEVER PUT ANOTHER MOVIE BEFORE THE TWILIGHT SAGA OR SHE WOULD NOT HAVE ALREADY GONE THIS FAR THROUGH WITH IT. IF YOU LOOK ON STEPHENIEMEYER.COM STEPHENIE SAID THAT RACHELLE WAS DEVASTATED THAT THEY DECIDED TO REPLACE HER. IN MY OPINION RACHELLE LEFEVRE IS A MUCH BETTER PERSON TO PLAY VICTORIA THAN BRYCE DALLAS HOWARD. RACHELLE JUST HAS THAT CAT-LIKE FEATURE THAT MAKES HER LOOK FIERCE LIKE VICTORIA. BRYCE ON THE OTHER HAND LOOKS MORE LIKE THE GIRL YOU SEE WALKING AROUND WITH HER HAIR IN PIG TAILS CHEWING BUBBLE GUM. I FEEL BAD THAT RACHELLE CAN'T GO THROUGH WITH ECLIPSE BECAUSE IT'S BASICALLY VICTORIA'S BIG MOMENT. ECLIPSE REVOLVES AROUND HER CHARACTER AND SHE WON'T BE ABLE TO PORTRAY IT. EVEN THOUGH I WISH THEY WOULD NOT HAVE REPLACED RACHELLE LEFEVRE, I'M PRETTY SURE IT WILL BE A GOOD MOVIE ANYWAY. I HOPE SO ANYWAY!!! :D

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  9. Boo to summit firts they screw it up with their new moon director who does not even seem to care about the books then this... Summit sucks not TWILIGHT but summit. People go and beg for Rachel.!!!! We (heart fans) want Rachel and also Catherine Hardwicke who is also as Rachel a crazy fan of the twilight sagas!!!!

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  10. Kinda sux that she was removed from play this character, i thought she did a good job.

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  11. I AM SO PISSED RIGHT NOW THIS WOULD BE THE BEST VICTORIA WE HAVE EVER SEEN AND THEY REPLACE WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON WITH SUMMIT OMG I AM A TRUE TWI FAN I NOTICED THE DIFFERENCE IN THE TRAILERS WE ALL WILL NO THE DIFFERENCE IN THE MOVIE SUMMIT YOU SUCK SO BAD

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