'Breaking Dawn' News! Mackenzie Foy Cast as Edward & Bella's Daughter

Attention Twilight fans! The coveted role of Edward and Bella's daughter in Breaking Dawn has been cast, and author Stephenie Meyer took it upon herself to reveal the big news via Facebook on Thursday.

"Very excited about our new Renesmee, Mackenzie Foy," Meyer wrote on the Official Twilight Facebook page. "She’s an amazing young actress and I’m excited to work with her. I hope everyone had an enjoyable summer!"

Foy, 9, is a relative newcomer, having had only small roles in the sitcom 'Til Death in 2009 and the drama Flash Forward earlier this year. As for how the youngster will portray the half-human, half-vampire child who is maturing to the age of 17 in only seven years, it has been rumored that Breaking Dawn director Bill Condon could use similar digital effects to those used in Brad Pitt's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

As previously reported, Twi-hards should prepare themselves for some very graphic scenes during Renesmee's birth. "We’re working on it to be as intense as it is in the book," screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg said.

Filming on Breaking Dawn is scheduled to begin next week in Baton Rouge.

Does Mackenzie Foy look like how you pictured Renesmee? Chime in below!

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