Robert Pattinson joins Kristen Stewart on Twilight

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.

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