We reported that Mackenzie Foy was in talks to play the vampire-human baby of Stewart's Bella and Pattinson's Edward, and Twilight author Stephenie Meyer confirmed the news on the official Twilight Facebook page.
"Very excited about our new Renesmee, Mackenzie Foy," Meyer wrote. "She's an amazing young actress and I'm excited to work with her."
The author, who does not have her own Twitter or Facebook page, thanked fans of the official Twilight Facebook page. "Congratulations to the Twilight Facebook Fan Page! 15 million fans! You guys never cease to amaze me."
Oscar-winner Bill Condon, director of Breaking Dawn, will reportedly use special digital effects to transfer Foy's face onto the face of a younger child, similar to The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Her vampire blood makes her age from a baby to a 17-year-old in only seven years.
Lost's Maggie Grace, Christian Camargo and Mia Maestro have also been cast to play vampires in Breaking Dawn.
Breaking Dawn has been split into two parts, with the first to arrive in theaters on November 18, 2011.
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