Robert Pattinson (“Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”) has joined the cast of Summit Entertainment’s teen-vampire thriller “Twilight” says The Hollywood Reporter.
Based on Stephanie Meyer’s best-selling young-adult novel, Pattinson will play the role of Edward, a teenager who leads a double life as a vampire and becomes romantically involved with his nonvampire high school classmate Bella (Kristen Stewart).
Catherine Hardwicke (“Thirteen”) is directing the film, which begins filming early 2008 from a script by Melissa Rosenberg (“Step Up”). The company hopes to turn the film into a potential franchise.
Pattinson recently wrapped shooting on “Little Ashes” in which he played a young Salvador Dali and follows the intense relationship that supposedly developed between the artist and Spanish dramatist and poet Federico Garcia Lorca in 1920s Madrid.