CATEGORIES Romance, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Casting, Celebrities and Controversy, Remakes and Sequels, CinematicalThings are not going smooth in Twilight land. When director Bill Condon signed on to direct The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, it seemed strange that there was no word about whether the finale would be one or two films. Now The Hollywood Reporter has the reason: There are some big casting problems as Summit tries to book deals for an extra film.
It seems that Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner are getting big paydays for an extra film, naturally, and their deals are close to finalizing. Deals for the dads -- Peter Facinelli and Billy Burke -- are completed, but Summit is having a hard time with the rest of the Cullens, with special attention given to Kellan Lutz and Ashley Greene. The actors are said to want bigger paydays Summit isn't willing to provide, and a source tells THR: "We may have a situation where one of them is thrown out on the street to make a point."
There is precedent -- Rachelle Lefevre did some bad planning last year and got ousted from the ranks, so Bryce Dallas Howard took over the role of Victoria. But this isn't the mean vamp who showed up occasionally through the first two films -- these guys are a lot more central to the plot, especially Greene, who plays Bella's best friend Alice. Twi-hards aren't going to stand for it. If talks don't improve however, and they choose to keep the cast, Summit also has the option of going back to the one-film plan. While it might be 900 pages of material, we've already covered how easy it would be to whittle it down, so maybe this dissent will have a happy ending.
Speak up, Twi-hards: What do you think about some potential Cullen recasting?