Widely circulated reports that Vanessa Hudgens has auditioned for the Twilight sequel, New Moon, are, it turns out, completely false. Sources inside Summit Entertainment and Hudgens’ camp tell EW that the filmmakers aren’t looking at the star (best known as High School Musical’s Gabriella Montez) for any role in the soon-to-be-shooting Twilight followup.
Last week, Taylor Lautner was rehired to reprise his role as Jacob Black – a decision that had been on hold until series author Stephenie Meyer offered her endorsement. Now, New Moon director Chris Weitz is set to get down to the business of compiling the rest of the cast, a process that is expected to take the next couple of months. Certainly, an East High School alum could make the cut, but it’s too soon for any tweeners out there to start getting giddy about the prospect.
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