Irina and Renesmee cast in Breaking Dawn

Update! : A contact at Summit tells us that Mazckenzie Foy is playing Renesmee in the film! Congrats Ms Foy! The 9-year-old has previously starred in episodes of “Flash/Forward” and “‘Til Death”. An official announced is likely forthcoming

Lovely “Lost” castaway Maggie Grace will sink her pearly whites into “The Twilight Saga : Breaking Dawn”.

The actress, best known for her role as ‘Shannon’ on the hit TV series and as Liam Neeson’s daughter in the action-thriller “Taken”, will play Irina in the final installments of the Stephenie Meyer novel, according to Deadline.

According to TwilightWiki, “Irina was a vampire, one of the original Denali “sisters” and an originator of the myth of the succubus. She was a “vegetarian” and led a very peaceful lifestyle. She, like her sisters, loved all men – even human men. She and Laurent had a relationship before he was killed by the shape-shifters. Irina was killed by Caius after giving false information to the Volturi about Renesmee Cullen.”

Speaking of Renesmee, Debra Zane casting issued a casting call for that particular part earlier this week:

    RENESEMEE – CASTING CALL

Wanted : 4 year old Caucasian girl. Some acting – and dancing – experience. Must be confident on a film set. Must have self-composure, good physical posture, and be very attentive, able to take direction well, and be quick to react.

IMPORTANT: L.A and NYC talent only.

All submissions should be made to the following:

Pamella Pearl
Debra Zane Casting
TSBD Submission
5225 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 536
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Do not call.

The following is the character description for “Renesmee” based on the Stephenie Meyer Twilight series novels and comprised of the Twilight, New Moon, and Eclipse, films:

Renesmee Cullen

Renesmee “Nessie” Carlie Cullen is the half-vampire, half-human daughter of Edward Cullen and Bella Swan, born on September 10, three days before Bella’s nineteenth birthday in Breaking Dawn. Her name is derived from the amalgamation of the names of Bella’s mother, Renée, and Edward’s adoptive mother, Esme. Her middle name, Carlie, is a portmanteau of the names Carlisle, Edward’s adoptive father, and Charlie, Bella’s father. She has the same facial features and hair color as Edward, but has her grandfather, Charlie Swan’s, curly hair, and brown eyes like Bella. Her heart pumps blood, giving her a blush, and her pale skin slightly glows in sunlight. Her skin is warm and soft to the touch, but it is as strong as a vampire’s. Only minutes after she is born, she is imprinted upon by Jacob Black, who becomes her soul mate and acts as an older brother figure to her. Renesmee can survive on either blood or human food, though she prefers blood, and she does not produce venom. Her special abilities are transmitting thoughts to others by touching their skin and penetrating mental shields, the opposite abilities of each of her parents. She rapidly grows both mentally and physically, is able to speak only seven days after her birth, and by the end of the novel can read, run, hunt, and perform other tasks at advanced levels for her young age. Her intelligence stuns everyone, and she is able to understand what is happening around her when the Volturi arrive. Jacob nicknames her “Nessie” because he considers her full name to be a mouthful, though Bella strongly dislikes her child being nicknamed “after the Loch Ness Monster.” By the book’s end, however, all of the characters have adopted this shortened version. She will reach physical maturity after about seven years, when her appearance will be around 17, and then stop aging.

Weeks after Renesmee is born, Irina, a vampire from the Denali coven, sees Renesmee and believes she is an “immortal child”, a young human child who had been changed into a vampire. She informs the Volturi, as immortal children are not permitted to exist due to their unpredictable nature. Intent on killing Renesmee and the other Cullens, the Volturi travel to Forks. The Cullens gather witnesses from around the world to testify that they have seen her mature and grow, and so she is therefore not an immortal child. Alice brings another half-breed, 150-year-old Nahuel, who explains that half-breeds pose no danger to the vampires. Convinced that Renesmee is not a threat, the Volturi leave, and Renesmee and her family are left in peace.

Here’s the synopsis for “The Twilight Saga : Breaking Dawn” : To be irrevocably in love with a vampire is both fantasy and nightmare woven into a dangerously heightened reality for Bella Swan. Pulled in one direction by her intense passion for Edward Cullen, and in another by her profound connection to werewolf Jacob Black, she has endured a tumultuous year of temptation, loss, and strife to reach the ultimate turning point. Her imminent choice to either join the dark but seductive world of immortals or pursue a fully human life has become the thread from which the date of two tribes hangs. Now Bella has made her decision; a startling chain of unprecedented events is about to unfold with potentially devastating and unfathomable consequences.