By Dave Campbell | July 30, 2009
News came yesterday that Rachelle Lefevre, who plays evil vampiress Victoria in the Twilight franchise, has bowed out of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse due to a scheduling conflict in another film. But as soon as the panic began in Twilighter Land, the stunningly talented Bryce Dallas Howard was announced as Lafevre’s replacement. Rumors are going around that Lefevre was replaced by studio execs. who are concerned about her ability to carry the larger role.
Victoria’s role in the series is significantly expanded in Eclipse. She is the sinister force behind a new blood sucking army, set on tracking down Edward (Robert Pattinson) and Bella (Kristen Stewart).
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse begins shooting next month, and release on June 30, 2010.