After months of speculation that [movieperson id=”266286″]Dakota Fanning[/movieperson] would play vampire Jane in [movie id=”414921″]”New Moon,”[/movie] the 15-year-old actress’ rep has confirmed that she will take on the role in the sequel to the “Twilight” film, according to People.com.
The film, which will begin shooting later this month in Vancouver, is set to hit theaters this November with Fanning in tow. Since being rumored to be joining the cast, Fanning has been outspoken about her enthusiasm for taking on the part.
“I know that a lot of people know about it,” the teen star of [movie id=”362438″]”Push”[/movie] and [movie id=”301308″]”Coraline”[/movie] told MTV News about the rumors back in January. “I’m glad that people are excited about me possibly being in it. That’s so nice! We’re both pale. … I don’t think they’d have to put a lot of makeup on me if it works out. I’m pretty pale as it is.”
Now that she has gotten the role of Jane, she’ll finally have the chance to work with [movieperson id=”365131″]Robert Pattinson[/movieperson], whom she described as “very, very cute.”
Another perk of playing Jane would be that not only would she get the chance to interact with Pattinson, but also most of the cast of “New Moon.” “The part that I play gets to interact with a lot of the characters, so that would be cool,” Fanning added. “[The Volturi] are kind of mean. I think it would be definitely a different part than I’ve ever played — and I’d get to be a little evil for once.”