Dakota Fanning: Officially In ‘New Moon’

It’s official folks! Dakota Fanning will star in New Moon!

After weeks of speculation, Summitt Entertainment just announced, via email to Twilight Movie subscribers, that the fifteen year old actress will play the evil vampire Jane in the upcoming sequel to the smash hit Twilight.

The email, entitled “Dakota Fanning Joins New Moon,” reads, “Acclaimed actress Dakota Fanning has officially joined the cast. And will play fan favorite Jane in The Twilight Saga: New Moon.”

Dakota has definitely been expanding her acting resume as of late. She recently played a controversial role in Hounddog, and is reported to be in talks to star alongside co-star Kristen Stewart in an upcoming Joan Jett and the Runaways biopic.

New Moon is currently filming in Vancouver, Canada, and is set to be released on November 20, 2009.