'Twilight' stars, Dakota Fanning talk 'New Moon'  

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Summit Entertainment's newest film, Push -- starring Dakota Fanning (pictured) -- may have been the main event at its premiere last night in Los Angeles. But the studio still trotted out several Twilight actors to walk the red carpet, and the upcoming sequel New Moon was definitely on everyone's mind -- including whether Fanning would slip on evil Jane's fangs. "Dakota Fanning would be great as Jane," said Ashley Green (goodie vamp Alice Cullen). "I really hope that rumor becomes reality." Fanning, however, said she wasn't quite ready to bite. "I think it is too soon to say for sure whether I will or won't be in [New Moon]," she told EW.com. "But it would be really cool to do it. I am a very big fan of the books. I read them all and Jane is an interesting part. We haven't really sat down and talked about it. So we will see. It was a good experience working with Summit. I guess I now have an in at the company."

Meanwhile, Kellan Lutz (Emmett Cullen) told EW.com that much like future werewolf Taylor Lautner, he's been hitting the gym in preparation for the April shoot. "Bring on the wolves," grinned Lutz. "Emmett can take 'em." Lutz also says he's read the New Moon script, and it's "amazing." Fellow Cullen clan member Greene also said she'd just gotten her hands on the script. "I felt like a spy reading it," she said. "It does come very close to the tone and the events that are in book 2. There are a couple of things that were changed which I think make it more interesting for the visual medium but nothing that will upset fans of the books. I think it is safe to say that it will make everyone happy."

Perhaps there's a little Cullen clan favoritism going on at Summit, however, since actors Rachelle Lefevre and Edi Gathegi -- i.e. members of the Bella-and-Edward-hating vamp clan -- both said they hadn't seen the New Moon screenplay yet. "They are guarding the script like it is gold," said Lefevre, who added she's already planning how to get into the mindset of the vengeful Victoria: "I have to figure out how to channel that much hatred and grief healthily because that is a pretty dark place to go." There may be another reason, meanwhile, that Gathegi's in the dark on New Moon: He recently told producers he'd signed on for a spring Broadway production of the August Wilson play Joe Turner's Come and Gone. "When I told [Summit] I was going to the stage," said Gathegi, "they said, 'No you're not.

We need you.' And I said, 'Cool. Let's try to do both.' We start the play in February and go until June. They are in, like, day 3 of negotiations to figure out if I can do both." But don't worry; Gathegi says he's committed to playing Laurent. "Worst case scenario," he says, "I get to hang out with my vamp friends and be in what is destined to be a huge movie released [on] Nov. 20.

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