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Bill Condon To Direct 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn'

April 28th, 2010 1:48pm EDT

Bill Condon Summit Entertainment has confirmed that Academy Award winner Bill Condon will direct "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn," based on the fourth novel in author Stephenie Meyer’s "Twilight" series.  

Meyer said, "I'm so thrilled that Bill wants to work with us. I think he's going to be a great fit, and I'm excited to see what he does with the material."

“I'm very excited to get the chance to bring the climax of this saga to life on-screen. As fans of the series know, this is a one-of-a-kind book - and we're hoping to create an equally unique cinematic experience," said Bill Condon.

"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn" illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic that has entranced millions.

Condon is well known for writing and directing "Dreamgirls," "Kinsey," and "Gods And Monsters," for which he won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay in 1999.  He was nominated for a second Oscar for his screenplay for the movie musical "Chicago" in 2003.  Most recently the multi-hyphenate directed the pilot episode for the Showtime series “The Big C” and produced the 81st Annual Academy Awards telecast, hosted by Hugh Jackman.

The third film in the franchise, "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" is due in theaters on June 30, 2010.


 

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