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?