New Moon Casting News
12.16.08 by REELZ
With director Chris Weitz now firmly in the director's chair, it may not be the only change that happens to the Twilight sequel New Moon. MTV reports that the role of Jacob Black, played by Taylor Lautner in Twilight, is up in the air after the Summit Entertainment press release omitted Lautner. Summit told MTV: "The casting decision in regards to the character Jacob Black has yet to be made."
Instead of Lautner, MTV reports that Michael Copon (Scorpion King 2) is being considered for the role, while Ben Barnes (Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian) is vying for the role of Aro, a mind-reading vampire, who plays a critical role in New Moon.
Whoever plays these roles, Weitz will have to decide quickly. Shooting begins in twelve weeks. Check back here for more New Moon casting news.