[movie id="369195"]“Twilight”[/movie] stars Robert Pattinson and Peter Facinelli have told MTV News that their ideal director for “Breaking Dawn,” the still-announced adaptation of the final volume in the vampire series, would be two-time Oscar-nominated director Gus Van Sant. An Entertainment Weekly report on Tuesday suggested that Van Sant (“Milk”) is in fact one of three high-profile directors who have been approached to helm the film, along with Sofia Coppola (“Lost in Translation”) and Bill Condon (“Dreamgirls”).
Now MTV News has received exclusive confirmation about the development from [movieperson id="262629"]Kristen Stewart[/movieperson] herself. “I’m glad that’s out and about,” she said about the outreach to the directors. “I didn’t know that was something that people knew.”
EW had previously confirmed the anonymous report with Van Sant’s rep but hadn’t yet received word from Coppola’s or Condon’s spokespeople. Summit Entertainment declined to comment on the report.
While any directorial decision will reportedly have to wait until Melissa Rosenberg hands in a detailed draft for the script — and there is still no word about if “Breaking Dawn” will be split into two separate films — Stewart professed her excitement about any of the three directors helming the movie.
“I think it’s awesome,” she said. “I think it’s so cool that they’re reaching. I think any one of those people would be great.”
Previously, Pattinson told us that Van Sant would be the perfect pick because of the setting and the content of many of his previous films — which include “Good Will Hunting,” “My Own Private Idaho” and “Elephant.”
“He shoots everything in Portland. He’s good at making it look beautiful,” Pattinson said, adding of “Breaking Dawn,” “It’s all about teenage love and obsessions. I think Gus Van Sant would be great.”
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