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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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