New The Twilight Saga: Eclipse photos have been released by Summit Entertainment. Directed by David Slade, Eclipse stars Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan, the teenage human sandwiched between the lovestruck vampire Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) and the cocky werewolf Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner). Eclipse opens on June 30. (Photo: Kristen Stewart donning Bella Swan hair and jacket in Eclipse. Scroll down to check out the "larger" version of Stewart’s Bella.)
Kristen Stewart was recently mired in some pointless controversy following a comment in which she used the word "rape" (or rather, "raped") to describe her experiences with rabid paparazzi. On the brighter side, for her severely depressed, adrenaline junkie Bella Swan in Chris Weitz’s The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Stewart was the Best Actress winner at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards. Additionally, Stewart shared the Best Kiss Award with fellow New Moon player Robert Pattinson, whose life she saves in dramatic fashion. (And for her efforts, almost becomes Volturi meal.)
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse cast
Besides Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan, Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen, and Taylor Lautner as Jacob Black, the Twilight Saga: Eclipse cast also features: Bryce Dallas Howard as the nasty vampire Victoria, Xavier Samuel as the newborn vampire Riley, Jodelle Ferland as the naive newborn vampire Bree Tanner, plus Cullen Clan members Kellan Lutz , Elizabeth Reaser, Peter Facinelli, Nikki Reed, Jackson Rathbone, and Ashley Greene; and Dakota Fanning, Billy Burke, Daniel Cudmore, and Anna Kendrick.
Eclipse is the third installment in the Twilight movie franchise, following New Moon (2009) and Catherine Hardwicke’s Twilight (2008). Next in line is Breaking Dawn, the final chapter in the immensely popular franchise.
Kristen Stewart with Bella Swan hair and jacket in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse photo: Kimberley French / Summit Entertainment.