03/07/2009 AT 3:35 PM ET
It’s (finally!) official: Dakota Fanning is getting her fangs.
The 15-year-old actress is set to star in New Moon as Jane – a sinister vampire with an angelic exterior who works for the Volturi, a rep for Summit Entertainment confirms to PEOPLE.
Filming of Twilight sequel is set to begin in Vancouver later this month. The movie hits theaters in November.
“We did just get a script. We’re shooting the rest of the films back to back,” says Nikki Reed, who plays Rosalie Hale in the film. “(Director) Chris Weitz is amazing and I think it’s going to be wonderful.” – Michelle Tan and Lisa Ingrassia