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I’ve been a fan of Elizabeth Reaser (pictured below) since “Sweet Land”, so it’s good to hear that she’s been cast in the vampire movie “Twilight”, which is based on a series of young-adult novels by Stephenie Meyer. Peter Facinelli and Jackson Rathbone also join the cast, which already includes the film’s two young leads, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. The film is basically vampires in high school.
“Twilight,” a vampire tale that also contains strong elements of a high-school romance, tells the story of a girl (Stewart) who moves to a small town in Washington state to live with her father and is drawn to a mysterious classmate named Edward Cullen (Pattinson) who turns out to be a vampire. She then encounters the entire Cullen family, all of whom are creatures of the night.
So wait, if the heroine’s classmate turns out to be a vampire, how does he go to school in the daytime? Or are they changing up the vamp rules here?
Anyways, there are three installments in the “Twilight” series — the first is “Twilight”, followed by “New Moon” and “Eclipse”. Catherine Hardwicke will direct from a script by Melissa Rosenberg.
MTV has the first official still from “Twilight’s” family of vampires, including Reaser: