Robert Pattinson is set to join Kristen Stewart on Summit Entertainment’s big screen adaptation of Stephanie Meyer’s best-selling teen-vampire thriller Twilight.
Pattinson has signed on for the role of Edward – the vampire teen who falls for his non-vampire high school classmate Bella (Stewart). Catherine Hardwicke has signed to direct the film – which has a script from Melissa Rosenberg. Twilight is set to go into production in early 2008, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Summit hopes to launch a franchise and adapt the other two Meyer novels. Pattinson handled the role of Cedric Diggory in the Harry Potter franchise, and was cast as Salvador Dali in Little Ashes.Note the date on this article may be incorrect due to importing it from our old system.