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Renesmee and Irina have been cast for ‘Breaking Dawn’

Meet the two latest cast members of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn! Renesmee Cullen and vampiress Irina have both been cast.

First meet Mackenzie Foy who will play Renesmee. EW.com is reporting the casting and you can view Mackenzie’s website here.

Now EW.com has learned that little 9-year old Mackenzie Foy is inches away from signing on to play Renesmee, Edward and Bella’s vampire/human love child that’s a central role in the final installment of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn.It’s not yet clear how the diminutive actress, who’s appeared in one episode each of television shows FlashForward and ‘Til Death, will portray the character who ages a full 17 years in only seven. Sources have suggested that director Bill Condon will employ similar digital effects to those used by David Fincher in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, where Foy’s face would be digitally transferred onto the face of a younger child. It’s also probable that the studio will hire a younger child in some capacity, too.

UPDATE: Summit has confirmed the casting of Foy as Renesmee, via Moviehole.

In addition, Maggie Grace has signed on to play Irina of the Denali coven.

Twihards, meet Bella’s latest threat: Maggie Grace. The actress best known for playing the daughter in distress in last year’s Taken and Shannon on Lost, will play Irina in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, the final two installments of the Twilight franchise which are scheduled to begin filming in November in Baton Rouge. Deadline Hollywood first broke the news.

More details here.

I’m enjoying seeing how the casting is shaping up! Are you happy with these new additions?

  • http://twitter.com/meganconwy Megan Conwy

    Mackenzie is cute. She's a little older than Renesmee looks but still a good choice.
    Maggie Grace is a good choice for Irina too.

  • http://twitter.com/xuXFirefliesXux Christine Marzan

    what happened to the other girl that was up for the role of renesmee? she was cuter!

  • EdwardLover

    She is soo cute!!
    But I always imagined my sis as nessie just coz when she was being described she was soo like my sister!!

  • Claudine

    In the book it describes Renesmee as looking like Bella only younger of course and Mackenzie looks like a good match for Kristen Stewart. So I think she's good even though Renesmee's supposed to be younger. I think Magie Grace would be a good Irina.

  • Chrissy

    Mackenzie seems like she has the role down looks wise. However, I always pictured Renesmee younger in the end of BD. If I remember correctly, Bella is holding her during the faceoff in the end. I know they had to get someone who could recite the lines but couldn't they find a very outspoken, small 5 year old.

  • Iloveedwardcullen

    That's exactly how I imagine her!!! she's parfect :) but she need to be curly right? and brown eyes?

  • misssdandelion

    so cute girl

  • Ortalismusicoh

    i think theyre both perfect though renesmee is ment to be yunger but otherwise theryre both AMAZING cnt wait for breaking dawn to cum out!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Kathbanner

    Not at all how I pictured Irina however I will reserve judgement until I see the movie. As for Renesmee the girl is very beautiful but a little old, throughout the book Bella holds Renesmee in her arms. Again though I'll reserve judgement until the movie.

  • Meranda20013

    r u talking bout renesmee because i totally agree with you!

  • Jess Westcott

    She is Beautiful!
    I'm very happy.
    but will the poor girl have to wear contacts?

  • http://twitter.com/DontCryMyAngel Margret

    Never thought I'd say this but I think she'd be a good Nessi….
    And Irina is close to how imagined her too

  • team_tayward24

    I like this renesmee WAY beter than the other girl who was rumored to play Renesmee! I think she is a lil old but thats what CGI is for, right? I think the girls is BEATIFUL i'm very happ, she even looks like my lil cousin who i always pictured as Renesmee.

    I really like Maggie Grace as Irina :)

  • team_tayward24

    I know how u feel! I always imagined Renesmee like my lil cousin. I used to be like “oh God its gonna be so hard watching the movie and seeing renesmee with another face!” but im happy now 'cause this girl looks so much like my lil cousin.

  • team_tayward24

    it's official! im SO happy!!

  • http://twitter.com/LoveIsRegine Regine Acuna

    renesmee supposed to be a baby right? 6mos. to 9 mos or almost like a 1 year old o r2 ?

  • Sia

    So she'll be older ? So what ? If Stephenie as approved it then it's possible in that world she's created.

  • Sarah

    they hired this girl because even though shes 9 years old in REAL life, her looks make her look younger! i think she is perfect for her and its a plus because she resembles Kristen Stewart

  • KL☼ Ami♥W4E♣BD1♂BD2♀Cptvs↑

    Maggie is PERFECT for Irina!

    While Mackenzie is absolutley stunning for a child, I'm not sure why they chose an older girl to play the part of a much younger one…???

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  • georgia132

    i agree, she does look younger than 10, i don't see any resemblance to kristen though?!

  • Team_Robsten ♥

    I think with a bit of CGI added she'll be great!! She's supposed to be more intelligent for her age so having an older child will be better!! and Maggie Grace is perfect for irina…i can already picture her :)

  • Rodeodangerqueen

    Wasn't Maggie a brunette in Taken?

  • Rodeodangerqueen

    Blake Mycoskie—apparently Maggie Grace was dating him in the last two years…..he's kinda cute!

  • Rodeodangerqueen

    I'm guessing they're going to curl the young girl's hair a la Renesmee in the book?

  • Rodeodangerqueen

    I guess they can get away with a lot being that children are sometimes hybrids of their parents….and they can always “CGI-it” a bit???

  • misssdandelion

    nice girl

  • Kyla Downes

    she was cuter, but i think she looks the part… a little

  • Jerzgrljenn

    My Neice could do it! I can't see a 9 yr old pulling off a small child.

  • Mariabelen-gatita

    awesome :)

  • Sweetie-1988

    I pictured Irina as more muscle..isn't she from the amazon? Or am I thinking of the wrong person

  • Sarah

    I think the pick for Irina is great. she is georgeous! And Ness could easily work out. I'm excited :)

  • roblover

    she is beautiful but she needs to be curly and with brown eyes or not?

  • Rodeodangerqueen

    Wasn't Maggie a brunette in Taken?

  • Rodeodangerqueen

    Blake Mycoskie—apparently Maggie Grace was dating him in the last two years…..he's kinda cute!

  • Rodeodangerqueen

    I'm guessing they're going to curl the young girl's hair a la Renesmee in the book?

  • Rodeodangerqueen

    I guess they can get away with a lot being that children are sometimes hybrids of their parents….and they can always “CGI-it” a bit???

  • misssdandelion

    nice girl

  • Kyla Downes

    she was cuter, but i think she looks the part… a little

  • Mariabelen-gatita

    awesome :)

  • Sweetie-1988

    I pictured Irina as more muscle..isn't she from the amazon? Or am I thinking of the wrong person

  • Sarah

    I think the pick for Irina is great. she is georgeous! And Ness could easily work out. I'm excited :)

  • roblover

    she is beautiful but she needs to be curly and with brown eyes or not?

  • nix1929

    why would they call Renesmee 'Edward and Bella’s vampire/human love child' she isn't their 'love' child, they had been together almost 2 years and were married when Bella had her! a love child is one you have out of wedlock, and with someone you dont stay with! *huff*

  • lucy23

    this girl is way beautiful!!! loveee the casting choice!

  • L_Pattz

    she looks too grown up! i think she should be chubby and round faced, like a small child shold be, not hollywood's cookie cutter image.

  • http://twitter.com/alyssa_curtis Alyssa Curtis

    i think mackenzie is cute, but looks too old to play renesmee. and she doesnt have bellas signature chocolate brown eyes. i feel like they should have picked a 5 or 6 year old to play nessie.

  • mon and liz

    she's sort of okay i guess……

  • Ousa Omara

    Irina is originally russian and of the Denali coven.

  • TwihardsForever

    in my opinion, renesmee is wrong on some parts. she looks to old but digital can hepl. her eyes arent brown, herhair is too light. she needs to have hair as dark as robs. and… no thats it. as for irina, good but needs strait hair.

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