Wendie’s done a great job of covering the the craziness surrounding Rachelle LeFevre getting the boot from New Moon because of scheduling conflicts. But don’t expect to hear any more poison-tongued statements from either camp: they’re taking it to their lawyers.
In short, Lefevre wants her money. Summit is arguing she’s due nothing because the studio insists she’s in breach of contract for signing on for the indie flick Barney’s Version.
“Rachelle’s contract says she’s allowed to do smaller projects like Barney’s Version,” one source said.
Meanwhile, her Twilight and New Moon costars are “devastated,” said another source. “As nice and lovely as Bryce [Dallas Howard] is, they feel like a family member has been taken from them.”
But don’t expect them to go public with too much anti-Summit talk. … Lefevre’s dismissal sends a very strong message—or warning—not to mess with the studio.
Sources also tell me that shortly after Summit announced Lefevre’s dismissal, the rest of the cast was told not to elaborate on the circumstances to the media, beyond repeating that it was due to a scheduling conflict.
Man, this Barney’s Version better be a damned good indie flick, and not wind up like this. Was it worth it, Rachelle?
July 31, 2009 at 10:02 am by Evil Beet
Beverly Hills Boutique Kitson hosted a Twilight DVD and apparel launch party this Saturday, with stars of the movie in attendance. Robert Pattinson couldn’t be there because he’s too busy writing terrible poetry and desperately hitting on ladies via Twitter. Not really. Although he could be.
Only 200 tickets were sold to the event, which probably consisted of standing around in line for a few hours and shelling out $75 for an overpriced t-shirt or hoodie with the movie’s logo emblazoned on the front– exactly what I’d expect from a “launch” event whose advertisement looks like something a 14-year-old whipped up in MS paint for their MySpace page. That’s exactly what the apparel line they’re launching will consist of– hoodies, thermals, and t-shirts with the movie’s logo printed all over them. C- for creativity. I’d rather have Rachelle Lefevre’s dress.
Have any of you actually read those books or seen the movie? My inner bitch is dying to talk so much smack about them, but I’ll reserve judgment until I actually read the things. I used to crack on Harry Potter until I accidentally picked up Philosopher’s Stone and ended up reading the whole thing in a single night.