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20 Book-To-Movie Characters That Were Cast All Wrong

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Dakota Fanning as Jane, Twilight Saga 

Summit Entertainment

There’s certainly a lot to be said about the Twilight franchise. It can be cheesy at times and awkward at others. Bella Swan and Edward Cullen‘s rapidly-aging animatronic baby was definitely one of the weakest CGI moments in movie history. But as far as casting goes, we think the poorest choice on the list was picking Dakota Fanning to star as Jane, one of the powerful and pain-inducing Volturi members. Jane was born in 800 A.D., and after being turned into a vampire, possessed her psychic powers and a penchant for torturing others. The I Am Sam actress struggled to possess the air of old royalty and cruelty at the same time, and her one-liners often came across as corny. Her character was integral in the later plot lines of the series, but her performance didn’t quite do Jane justice. It’s hard to convey both innocence and intimidation, and it would’ve been a challenge for anyone who took on the role.

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