The latest role-getting “Twilight” star isn’t Kristen Stewart or Robert Pattinson but their on-screen daughter Mackenzie Foy, who according to Variety has landed the lead in the indie “Wish You Well.”
The 11-year-old will star alongside Ellen Burstyn and Josh Lucas in the film based on David Baldacci’s best-selling 2001 novel. Set in the 1940s, the coming-of-age tale centers on Mackenzie’s character, who along with her brother, relocates from the bustling Big Apple to a Virginia farm to live with their great-grandmother in the wake of a family tragedy. Sounds like a dramatic role Mackenzie will really be able to bite her teeth into (heh).
Of course, audiences will first see Mackenzie portray half-human, half-vampire Renesmee in the upcoming “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2,” which hits theaters November 16. The cutie has a couple of additional projects on her plate, including “The Conjuring” and “Plastic Jesus,” and we have a feeling once casting directors get a good look at her in “Breaking Dawn – Part 2” she’ll be one of the busiest little starlets in Hollywood.
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