E! Online’s Marc Malkin talked to Melissa Rosenberg at this weekend’s LA Times Book Festival and she mentioned one of her casting ideas for Eclipse-
At least one very important person in the movie adaptations of Stephenie Meyer’s vampire love story thinks Tatum would be perfect to play bad-boy vampire Riley in Eclipse, the third in the four-book series.
“There’s a very big battle at the end with Riley, and I think Channing would do that so well,” Twilight and New Moon screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg, who is currently writing the Eclipse script, told us this weekend at the Los Angeles Times Book Festival benefit for the Writers Guild Foundation.
“And there are some complexities to that character,” she adds. “He really is tragic. He’s a puppet for Victoria [bad-girl vampire played by Rachelle Lefevre]. So he has to break your heart a little bit at the end when he realizes that she doesn’t want him. Channing could do that beautifully.”
(I’m not familiar with Channing’s work but he certainly looks like the Riley in my head when I read Eclipse.)
Melissa also talked about Robert Pattinson’s presence in New Moon and the rating of Breaking Dawn. Check out the article here.