The Twilighters can breathe a sigh of relief. After much speculation and breathless arguing, Drew Barrymore is no longer a contender to helm the third Twilight installment, Eclipse.

Barrymore detached herself from the project over at MTV News with her usual amount of charm: "Oh, I wish that I was! I adore that project and I adore the team that's making it. And I am very honored to now be a director and going up for other movies and being offered other movies as a director. I'm now an actor/producer/director! How lucky am I! [But] no, we're not going to do it together."

Barrymore's involvement was initially announced by Entertainment Weekly, and was quickly confirmed by the actress to AP reporters. "I'm one of the directors that is being talked about, which is great, because I'm a director now. But, you know, they'll make their choice."

Despite all rumors of Juan Antonio Bayona, Summit still hasn't made one ... but now you know one person it absolutely isn't. Fans will undoubtedly be pleased as "Not Drew Barrymore!" seemed to be the resounding cry whenever the topic came up on news sites and Twilight forums all across our great Internet. Despite that no one has seen Whip It!, I was in her corner on this one, and I am glad to see her name being tossed around a franchise, especially a girl-driven one that seems to have gone to the boys.
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