Meet two stars from the hit film "Twilight"

November 10, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
Meet?two stars from the hit film "Twilight."?Get an exclusive preview of "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" -- only on the View from the Bay. Ashley Greene and Kellan Lutz appearance:

November 9
Stonestown Galleria
San Francisco, CA
7:30 PM
Q&A (sponsored by Hot Topic)
Lower northwest parking lot, just behind Macy's
Open to the public
All other events are sold-out

The Twilight saga: New Moon

Starring: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Ashley Greene, Rachelle Lefevre, Billy Burke, Peter Facinelli, Nikki Reed, Kellan Lutz, Jackson Rathbone, Anna Kendrick, Michael Sheen and Dakota Fanning
Directed by: Chris Weitz
Screenplay by: Melissa Rosenberg
Running time: 2 Hours, 10 Minutes
Rated: PG-13
Release Date: In theaters November 20, 2009

Synopsis:

In The Twilight Saga: New Moon, the second chapter in Stephenie Meyer's phenomenally successful series, the romance between mortal and vampire soars to a new level as Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) tests fate for a glimpse of her vampire love, Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson). As she plumbs deep into the mysteries of the supernatural world that she yearns to become part of, she discovers a pair of ancient secrets that put her at more peril than ever before.

Just after Bella's 18th birthday, Edward decides to leave her behind in an effort to protect her. As the heartbroken Bella sleepwalks through her senior year, numb and alone, she discovers she can summon Edward's image whenever she puts herself in jeopardy.

Her desire to be with him at any cost leads her to take greater and greater risks, including a new taste for high-speed motorcycle jaunts. With the help of Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner), her childhood friend and a member of the mysterious Quileute tribe, Bella refurbishes a motorbike for her adventures. Bella's frozen heart is gradually thawed by her budding relationship with Jacob, who has a supernatural secret of his own.

When Bella wanders alone into a meadow, she finds herself face to face with a deadly attacker. Only the intervention of a pack of extraordinarily large wolves saves her from a grisly fate and the encounter makes it frighteningly clear that Bella is still in grave danger. In a race against the clock, Bella learns the ancient secret of the Quileute tribe and Edward's true motivation for leaving her. She also faces the prospect of a potentially deadly reunion with her beloved that is quite unlike the one she had hoped for.

With more of the passion, action and suspense that made Twilight a smash hit, The Twilight Saga: New Moon is a spellbinding follow-up to the international box office phenomenon. Based on Stephenie Meyer's #1 New York Times best-selling series (more than 52 weeks and counting), with over 5.5 million books in print, Twilight is a cultural phenomenon with a dedicated fan base that eagerly awaits the movie.

There are more than 100 fan sites devoted to Twilight, and it has been selected as the New York Times Editor's Choice, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, Amazon's Best Book of the Decade so far, Teen People's Hot List Pick, The American Library Association's Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults and Top Ten Books for Reluctant Readers, and has been translated into more than 20 languages.

website: www.twilightthemovie.com

About Ashley Greene

Ashley Greene (Alice) stars in the film Twilight and its upcoming sequel, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, based on the #1 New York Times bestselling series by Stephenie Meyer. The Twilight series is a collection of vampire novels that evolved into a cultural phenomenon and was magnified by the release of the first movie last November.

The Twilight: Saga New Moon is being released on November 20th, 2009 by Summit Entertainment. Greene will reprise her role as Alice Cullen, this time as one of the film's leads. Since Twilight, Greene went on to star in the title role of the suspense thriller Summer, about a young woman on a quest to find her real father only to find herself held hostage in the basement of a deranged family. This past summer Greene also had a cameo as Kevin Spacey's secretary in his new feature, Shrink.

Greene has been in front of the camera in other movies such as Otis, Home of the Brave and The King of California. She just completed Radio Free Albemuth, an alternate history of how the corrupt US President Ferris F. Fremont becomes chief executive in the sixties. Her credits also include guest starring roles in the television hits, "Shark" and "Crossing Jordan" and recurring roles in "Desire" as Renata, and "MAD TV".

Greene is won the August 2009 Teen Choice "Fresh Faces" award, which honors the most popular rising young actress in Hollywood. She is the national spokesperson for donatemydress.org, which helps connect less fortunate teens with gently-used prom dresses.

About Kellan Lutz

About Kellan Lutz (Emmett) has been on a role lately. After wrapping his first season as a series regular on HBO's, "The Comeback," opposite Lisa Kudrow, Kellan went straight into production on two studio films. He was seen in Disney's Stick It, where he played a local BMX biker who befriends the lead, Missy Peregrym. Kellan also appeared in Universal's Accepted, in which he played one of the "Molson Twins" who joins Justin Long's fake college.

Kellan was most recently seen in the highly anticipated Catherine Hardwicke film Twilight, based on the novel by Stephanie Meyer. Starring alongside Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Nikki Reed, this fantasy-romance film tells the story of a teenage girl who risks everything when she falls in love with a vampire. The film was released on November 20th, 2008. Kellan will also be appearing in the following two films of the Twilight Saga: New Moon and Eclipse. The Twilight Saga: New Moon is set for release on November 20th, 2009.

On the small screen Kellan was recently seen in the new CW spin-off series "90210," playing the recurring character of George Evans, one of the school's best and most arrogant athletes. Kellan was also recently seen in the HBO seven-hour mini-series, "Generation Kill." Executive produced and co-written by David Simon and Ed Burns, the team behind the critically acclaimed series "The Wire," this seven-part miniseries tells the intimate tale of young Marines whose unit is part of the first wave of the American military assault on Baghdad.

The drama was based upon the award-winning nonfiction book of the same name by Evan Wright, whoserves as co-writer and consultant. "Generation Kill" was filmed entirely in Africa, and aired on HBO in July 2008.

In April 2008, Screen Gems released Kellan's latest feature film Prom Night, where he stars alongside Brittany Snow. This thriller is the fictional story of a high school night ruined by a sadistic killer.

About Hot Topic:

Hot Topic, Inc. is a mall and web based specialty retailer operating the Hot Topic and Torrid concepts, as well as the e-space music discovery concept, ShockHound. Hot Topic offers music/pop culture-licensed and music/pop culture-influenced apparel, accessories, music and gift items for young men and women principally between the ages of 12 and 22. Torrid offers apparel, lingerie, shoes and accessories designed for various lifestyles for plus-size females principally between the ages of 15 and 29.

ShockHound As of October 3, 2009, the company operated 680 Hot Topic stores in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, 156 Torrid stores, and Internet stores www.hottopic.com.


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