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Barrymore Misses Out on 'Twilight' Job

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Mar 12, 2009 | 11:48am EDT

Drew Barrymore has missed out on the chance to make the third Twilight movie -- Spanish filmmaker Juan Antonio Bayona has been signed on to direct the bloodsucking teen thriller.

Earlier this week, Barrymore revealed she was on a shortlist to take over the franchise after this year's sequel New Moon, having impressed movie bosses with her directorial debut Whip It!.

She said, "I'm one of the directors that is being talked about, which is great, because I'm a director now."

But Bayona -- whose previous credits include The Orphanage -- has been chosen instead, reports UsMagazine.com. 

Catherine Hardwicke directed the hugely successful first movie, and Chris Weitz is onboard to helm this year's sequel. The third movie is expected to hit movie theaters in 2010.

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