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Director Confirmed for 'Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn'

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Apr. 28 2010, Published 8:04 a.m. ET

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Start your engines, Twi-hards! The director for the fourth and (perhaps?) final installment of the Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn, has finally been announced!

Summit Entertainment has confirmed via a press release and Facebook that Bill Condon will be helming the project.

“I'm very excited to get the chance to bring the climax of this saga to life on-screen. As fans of the series know, this is a one-of-a-kind book — and we're hoping to create an equally unique cinematic experience,” says Condon in the statement.

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Added author Stephenie Meyer, “I'm so thrilled that Bill wants to work with us. I think he's going to be a great fit, and I'm excited to see what he does with the material.”

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Condon won an Academy award for Best Adapted Screenplay in 1999 for Gods and Monsters, which he also directed. He's the writer/director behind Dreamgirls and Kinsey as well, and was nominated for his screenplay for Chicago in 2003.

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The third film in the franchise, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, is due in theaters on June 30.

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