Former “Lost” star Maggie Grace and 9-year-old newcomer Mackenzie Foy have scored the roles of Irina and Renesmee respectively in the upcoming two-part “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn” for Summit Entertainment reports Deadline and EW.
In the books, Irina is a member of the Denali coven, considered cousins to the Cullen clan as the only other “vegetarian” vampire group and the origin of the myth of the succubus. When Irina blames the Cullens for the death of her lover Laurent (Edi Gathegi) in the events portrayed in “New Moon”, her actions set in motion a terrifying chain of events.
Renesmee is of course Bella and Edward’s half-vampire, half-human daughter who is able to read, talk, run and hunt despite being a toddler. She also considerably changes in age over the course of the story. How that will be pulled off is unsure.
Bill Condon is directing the two separate films based on the final novel in Stephenie Meyer’s series. Melissa Rosenberg is writing both scripts, while Wyck Godfrey, Karen Rosenfelt and Meyer are producing. Production is slated to begin later this year in Louisiana.