Worry not, “Twilight” fans — the Cullen family isn’t going anywhere.
Summit Entertainment announced Wednesday (May 19) that Peter Facinelli, Ashley Greene, Kellan Lutz, Jackson Rathbone, Elizabeth Reaser and Nikki Reed are all returning for “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn,” the final installment in the supernatural-romance franchise based on Stephenie Meyer’s best-selling novel series. The castmembers join Billy Burke, who returns as Charlie Swan.
Earlier this month, reports circulated suggesting that certain “Twilight” actors were negotiating for high pay increases, calling into doubt their participation in the upcoming sequel. Actors Ashley Greene and Kellan Lutz reportedly asked for $4 million for two separate “Breaking Dawn” films, though there’s currently no confirmation that the movie will be broken into two parts. Nikki Reed and Jackson Rathbone were said to be holding out as well, though Reed reportedly had a change of heart and was close to finalizing her deal as of May 12. Rathbone’s status was unknown at the time.
In “Breaking Dawn,” Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) and Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) finally get married and embark on their honeymoon. Their romantic escape is interrupted when Bella learns that she is pregnant with Edward’s child, with her condition rapidly accelerating. Due to the length and subject matter of “Breaking Dawn,” many fans have speculated that the movie would be divided into two parts to cover the full extent of the story.
“Breaking Dawn” will be helmed by “Dreamgirls” director Bill Condon and written by Melissa Rosenberg. Wyck Godfrey, Karen Rosenfelt and Stephenie Meyer are producing.
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