Remember all the hullabaloo across the Twihard nation when actress Rachelle Lefevre, who played evil vampiress Victoria in the first two Twilight films, was canned and replaced with Bryce Dallas Howard? Word was that Lefevre’s commitment to the indie comedy Barney’s Version conflicted with the Eclipse shoot, and the powers that be could not abide such logistical annoyances.
Now we finally have a look at the film that cut Rachelle’s time as Victoria short… drum roll, please:
And here’s a poster for you to inspect:
I think Barney’s Version, which will begin a limited theatrical run on January 14, looks decent. Paul Giamatti snagged a Golden Globe nomination for the title role, and both Minnie Driver and Rosamund Pike have also received kudos. But as far as Rachelle goes — I mean, it looks like she’s hardly in it, doesn’t it? She plays one of Barney’s ex-wives, and from the trailer it doesn’t seem like she was given much face-time on screen. Now, I’m not saying it won’t help her career to have been in a film with Dustin Hoffman and Paul Giamatti that was nominated for a Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, but it still seems like in the end, it would have been better exposure for her to continue on in Eclipse. I guess we’ll never know, huh?
Redbox movies from the cast of Barney’s Version:
- Paul Giamatti in The Last Station
- Scott Speedman in The Last Rites of Ransom Pride
- Bruce Greenwood in Dinner for Schmucks (on DVD and Blu-ray)
- Bruce Greenwood as the voice of Batman/Bruce Wayne in Batman: Under the Red Hood (on DVD and Blu-ray)
- Rachel Lefevre in The Twilight Saga: New Moon (available in limited areas)
Did all this Twilight talk made you shaky for a Jacob/Edward/Bella fix?