Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Empire's New Tom Cruise Cover
The Jameson Empire Awards 2014
Vote: The Greatest 301 Movies Of All Time!
Rebecca Hall:
My Movie Life

The actress picks the movies that shaped her
Mountain Dew Green Screen
Register Now to see X-MEN First Class!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
The Empire Podcast #107: Lukas Moodysson, Marc Webb, Avi Arad
Let's go Easter Egg hunting!
Spielberg Plans The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara
Yet another potential directing job
First Jersey Boys Trailer
Clint Eastwood's musical adaptation is heating up
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
YESTERDAY
New Promo For The Rover
Fear the man with nothing left to lose
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Interstellar
07 November 2014
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
The Fifth Estate (2013)
Empire Star Rating
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (2012)
Empire Star Rating
On The Road (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Taken 2 (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Cosmopolis (2012)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

More Breaking Dawn Casting News
Renesmee may be Mackenzie Foy

28 September 2010  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: Entertainment Weekly

submit to reddit

We've already heard this morning that Maggie Grace is set to play Irina in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn. Now there's word that 9 year-old Mackenzie Foy is in talks to play Renesmee, a key figure in the story. If you're avoiding spoilers, read no further.

Renesmee is Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edward's (Robert Pattinson) daughter, conceived while the former is still human and therefore a weird human / vampire hybrid. Why the weird name? Well, because Bella decided to name her after both her grandmothers, Renee and Esme, and came up with that hybrid monstrosity (the name, not the girl).

And why are they casting a 9 year-old and not a, well, baby for the role? That's because Renesmee ages at a super-accelerated rate, which is good news for any werewolves who happen to imprint upon her as an infant (ugh).

Mackenzie Foy has previously appeared on US TV in FlashForward and 'Til Death, but apart from that is a newcomer to the biz. Then again, she was born in 2000 (feel old yet?) so she's got plenty of time. The filmmakers are talking about using The Curious Case of Benjamin Button-like technology in order to age her down as necessary for the precocious but fast-growing role.

 


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Sally Menke RIP
Tarantino's acclaimed editor dies at 56
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Making Of Locke: A Filmmaker's Journey
Steven Knight takes us through six pitstops (via Heston Services)

The 10 Most Exciting Movies At Cannes 2014
Empire's pick of the Croisette's finest

Tom Hardy: A Viewer's Guide
The essential, the recommended, the one for the fans... and the one to avoid

Ten Things To Know About The Spooks Movie
Under the hood of The Greater Good

Who’s In Spider-Man’s Sinister Six?
A bluffer’s guide to the planned spin-off from the Amazing Spider-films

14 YouTube Videos Every Game Of Thrones Fan Should Have Watched By Now
From goats singing the theme tune to every death in under three minutes

Hollywood's Biggest Names On Their Favourite Films
Stars and directors like Nolan, Whedon, Wright and Ford on the films that inspire them

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get Limited Edition Collectable X-Men Art Cards

Subscribe today and get 6 issues of Empire plus a set of collectable X-Men Art Cards for only £20!

Subscribe today

Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Just £25
Receive limited edition subscribers-only covers every month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)