Fanning to join Twilight sequel

Dakota Fanning is to star in New Moon, the sequel to teen vampire film Twilight, it has been confirmed.

The 15-year-old War of the Worlds star will play Jane in the film, a member of the evil Volturi coven of vampires.

In the series of books on which the film is based, Jane is able to manipulate a person's mind to make them believe they are in excruciating pain.

Filming is due to begin at the end of March in Vancouver with the movie scheduled to be released in November.