The 2008 romantic fantasy picture Twilight is based on Stephenie Meyer’s 2005 novel of the same name. Catherine Hardwicke directed the picture, which stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson.
It is the first instalment in the film series The Twilight Saga. This film centres on the growth of the romance between Bella Swan (a teenage girl) and Edward Cullen (a vampire), as well as Edward’s efforts to protect Bella from an evil coven of vampires.
During the approximately three years that the movie was in development at Paramount Pictures, a screen adaptation that diverged dramatically from the novel was written. Summit Entertainment obtained the rights to the novel following three years of stalled development.
Melissa Rosenberg developed a new version of the novel soon before the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike, with the intention of remaining authentic to the novel’s plot. Principal photography lasted 44 days and concluded on May 2, 2008; the majority of the film was shot in Oregon.
Twilight was released in theatres on November 21, 2008; despite garnering mixed reviews from reviewers, it grossed over $407 million worldwide. It was released on DVD on March 21, 2009, and became the year’s best-selling DVD.
The album was issued on November 4, 2008. Following the popularity of the film, the next two novels in the series, New Moon and Eclipse, were adapted into films the following year.
Cast of Twilight Movie
Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan,
Robert Pattinson in the role of Edward Cullen,
Peter Facinelli as Carlisle Cullen,
Elizabeth Reaser, as Esme Cullen,
Ashley Greene as Alice Cullen
Nikki Reed as Rosalie Hale,
Jackson Rathbone, as Jasper Hale,
Billy Burke as Charlie Swan
Cam Gigandet in the role of James Witherdale
Rachelle Lefevre in the role of Victoria Sutherland,
Edi Gathegi as Laurent Da Revin
Sarah Clarke as Renée Dwyer,
Taylor Lautner as Jacob Black
Christian Serratos as Angela Weber,
Michael Welch as Mike Newton,
Anna Kendrick in the role of Jessica Stanley,
Justin Chon portraying Eric Yorkie
Solomon Trimble portraying Sam Uley
Krys Hyatt portraying Embry Call.
Gil Birmingham in the role of Billy Black
Matt Bushell portraying Phil Dwyer
José Zúñiga as Mr. Molina
Ned Bellamy portraying Waylon Forge
Ayanna Berkley portraying Cora
Katie Powers as Waitress
Trish Egan in the role of Ms. Cope
What the Twilight Cast Members Are Doing Now
Kristen Stewart, (Bella Swan)
Bella Swan, played by Kristen Stewart, was the 17-year-old protagonist of Twilight who falls in love with Edward Cullen over the course of the trilogy.
Stewart recently starred in the critically acclaimed Spencer, in which she played Princess Diana of Wales, and received multiple award nominations and wins, including an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress.
Crimes of the Future, her most recent film, was released in theatres in 2022. She’ll be appearing in a new A24 film called Love Lies Bleeding, which will be released soon.
Robert Pattinson (Edward Cullen)
Edward Cullen, played by Robert Pattinson, was the male protagonist of The Twilight Saga. He was a core member of the Olympic coven and the guy who stole Bella Swan’s heart.
And it catapulted the British actor to superstardom. Though Pattinson has an unusual public relationship with the franchise’s large fan base, it cleared the path for his bold second-wave career.
Pattinson appeared in Christopher Nolan’s Tenet in 2021 and made headlines as Bruce Wayne in The Batman in 2022, a superhero film that is already getting a sequel. Pattinson will also appear in the upcoming film Mickey 7.
Taylor Lautner (Jacob Black)
Jacob Black, played by Taylor Lautner, progressed from a good-natured local buddy to the object of Bella Swan’s ardent adoration in the sequels as he and Edward Cullen competed for her heart.
He phases into a wolf for the first time in New Moon, marking the beginning of his transition into a shape-shifting werewolf. In 2022, he co-starred in the Netflix original film Home Team with Kevin James.
Billy Burke (Charlie Swan)
Charlie Swan, played by Billy Burke, is the towering paternal figure throughout The Twilight Saga. He is the Chief of Police in Forks, Washington, where the Twilight narrative takes place, and the father of Bella Swan.
Burke has primarily worked in television since the end of Twilight. Among others, he has appeared in Revolution, Chicago P.D., Zoo, Major Crimes, and FBI. He also appeared in the 2016 film Light Outs.
Peter Facinelli (Dr. Carlisle Cullen)
Dr. Carlisle Cullen, played by Peter Facinelli, is the head of the home as the creator and leader of the Olympic coven and the adoptive father of Emmett, Alice, Edward, Jasper, Rosaline, and, later, Bella Swan. He will appear in the upcoming films Yesteryear, On Fire, and many others.
Elizabeth Reaser (Esme Cullen)
Esme Cullen, played by Elizabeth Reaser, played a significant part in the Cullen family as the matriarch of the Olympic coven, the wife of Carlisle Cullen, and the adoptive mother to Alice, Emmett, Edward, Rosalie, and Jasper.
Notable appearances include Impeachment: American Crime Story, Law & Order True Crime, Mad Men, True Detective, The Haunting Of Hill House, Easy, The Handmaid’s Tale, and the Bonnie & Clyde mini-series. She’ll be appearing in a new dark fantasy film called Dark Harvest, which will be released soon.
Ashley Greene (Alice Cullen)
Alice Cullen, played by Ashley Greene, was a dynamic character in The Twilight Saga as a precognitive vampire noted for being lovely and loving. Greene has appeared in a number of films since her responsibilities to the franchise ended, including Bombshell, Kristy, Burying the Ex, Wish I Was Here, CBGB, Urge, Staten Island Summer, In Dubious Battle, Aftermath, One Shot, and others.
Kellan Lutz (Emmett Cullen)
Emmet Cullen, played by Kellan Lutz, was Rosalie Hale’s husband, Edward’s adopted brother, and Bella’s future brother-in-law.
He was a member of the Olympic coven. Lutz has largely appeared in films after his time in Twilight, including The Expendables 3, Tarzan, Extraction, Speed Kills, What Men Want, and the starring part in The Legend of Hercules.
Nikki Reed’s (Rosalie Hale)
Rosalie Cullen, Edward Cullen’s adopted sister and Emmett Cullen’s wife, has been a vampire since the 1930s and is a member of the Olympic coven. Nikki Reed divorced her first spouse, Paul McDonald, in 2014, and the divorce was formalised in 2015. That same year, she remarried to Ian Somerhalder.
Jackson Rathbone (Jasper Hale)
Rathbone’s most notable work since his obligations to Twilight have been on the tube in a range of episodes such as Aim High, Finding Carter, White Collar, NTSF: SD: SUV, and The Last Ship.
He has also appeared in films such as Mixtape, The Wall of Mexico, and others. Rathbone will appear in a number of upcoming films, including Condor’s Nest, Zero Road, and Books & Drinks.
Anna Kendrick’s (Jessica Stanley)
Jessica Stanley, played by Anna Kendrick as Bella Swan’s high school best friend, has a minor role in the Twilight saga. I’m sure you’ve watched something with one or more of these celebrities in the previous several years. And I’m confident that we’ll see a lot more of them in the future, whether it’s in 2022 or later.