Dakota Fanning Joins “Twilight” Sequel?

First came the Vanessa Hudgens rumors that were quickly shot down, now the latest dubious casting gossip is from E! Online who reports that Dakota Fanning (“Coarline,” “Push”) is in talks to play the vampire Jane in the upcoming “Twilight” sequel “New Moon” .

In Stephenie Meyer’s novels, Jane is a member of the Volturi – an Italian vampire coven treated like royalty who essentially act as lethal enforcers to ensure the existence of vampires isn’t exposed to humanity. Jane’s special power is the ability to create illusions of pain.

Chris Weitz will direct the sequel which is scheduled to begin filming at the end of March with some filming to take place in Italy.