Victoria_twilight_290 When it comes to the “Twilight” books, “Eclipse” is really the one where the flame-haired vampire Victoria gets to shine, what with creating a rabid vampire army to go after Bella and the Cullens for killing her lover James and all.

Too bad Rachelle Lefevre, who’s played Victoria in “Twilight” and the upcoming “New Moon,” won’t get to sink her teeth into the the really meaty part of the role.

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The actress will be replaced by Bryce Dallas Howard for “Eclipse,” Summit Entertainment announced on Tuesday (July 28).

Lefevre is committed to begin shooting the indie drama “Barney’s Version” with Dustin Hoffman on Monday, Aug. 17 in Quebec, which happens to be the same production start date as “Eclipse” in Vancouver.

Sucks for her.

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