Summit confirmed today what every Twihard and her cousin already knew: Summit will pull a Harry Potter and split "Breaking Dawn" into two films, with Bill Condon directing both (and shooting them consecutively).
Interestingly, there is no release date given for the second film (the first will come out as scheduled in November 2011). But given the urgency, we can only guess it will be the first half of 2012 or, at the latest, late 2012. But that's of course just a guess.
The company did say that in addition to stalwarts Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, other cast members will be returning, "including Peter Facinelli as Carlisle, Elizabeth Reaser as Esme, Jackson Rathbone as Jasper, Nikki Reed as Rosalie, Ashley Greene as Alice and Kellan Lutz as Emmett."
We've also heard that Tinsel Korey (who plays Emily), Alex Meraz (who plays Paul) and Julia Jones (who plays Leah) will reprise their roles from "Eclipse" in the first "Breaking Dawn" film. And there's always some new casting going on, providing hope and distraction to thousands of teenagers .