Summit Entertainment Fires Back At Rachelle Lefevre

The news that Twilight star, Rachelle Lefevre, was to be replaced with Bryce Dallas Howard in Eclipse came as a shock to both fans and Rachelle alike. The redheaded actress released a statement in response, expressing her surprise and dismay. Now, Summit is claiming that the reason Lefevre is being replaced is because Rachelle displayed a “lack of cooperative spirit.”

In a statement released to Access Hollywood, a spokesperson for the film production company claims, “It was not until July 20th that Summit was first informed of Ms. Lefevre’s commitment to Barney’s Version, a commitment we have since been advised she accepted in early June.”

Summit adds, “We feel that her choice to withhold her scheduling conflict information from us can be viewed as a lack of cooperative spirit which affected the entire production.”

Meanwhile, fans are up in arms over the casting upset, having started an online petition to keep Lefevre cast in the role. Well, it worked for Taylor Lautner.

To show your support for Rachelle, please sign the petition to have her brought back.

Gallery Info: Rachelle Lefevre at the Los Angeles Premiere of Twilight held at Mann Village Theater.