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By Jennifer Trevorrow On January 7, 2009

Robert Pattinson Drops Independent Film To Work On 'Twilight' Sequel

The superstar makes a career-altering decision...

Robert Pattinson Drops Independent Film To Work On 'Twilight' Sequel
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Robert Pattinson has dropped out of starring in an independent film to work on the Twilight sequel New Moon later this year.

The actor - whose role in the franchise has catapulted him to superstar status - is unable to begin work on Parts Per Billion produced by actress/producer Rosario Dawson.

Instead, he will focus on reprising his role in the vampire flick sequel - which bosses have reportedly sugar-coated with a multi-million dollar contract.

Rob's rep tells, "Unfortunately, the prep time and production schedule on New Moon haven't left enough time for Robert to work on Parts Per Billion in the first quarter of this year."

Twilight is a romantic sci-fi drama which sees an anti-blood drinking vampire (Robert) fall for a human girl played by Kristen Stewart.

See Rob's rise to stardom below


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After an uncredited role in 2004 movie 'Vanity Fair', Robert makes his big screen debut proper as Cedric Diggory in 2005's Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire
Robert gets his first taste of the red carpet at the US Premiere of 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire' in 2005
Robert pays his dues with an appearance at Collectormania GMex in Manchester in February 2006
Robert at the Empire Movie Awards in March 2003
At Collectormania 9 in May 2006
Robert gets another taste of fan adulation at the L.A. premiere of Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix in July 2007
Rob and Twilight co-star Kristen Stewart 2008 MTV Movie Awards in June
Looking dapper with his Twilight co-stars at the VMAs in September 2008.
Robert at the Hollywood Film Festival Awards 2008 in October
Robert at his hand print ceremony at Planet Hollywood in NYC on November 4 2008.
Later Robert greets fans outside the TRL studios
Robert signs autographs and answers fan questions at Hot Topic in Orland Square Mall Orland Park, Illinois on November 12 2008.
Twilight gets it's European premiere in Rome, Italy on November 13 2008.
The US is gripped by Twilight frenzy at the L.A. premiere of 2008's most hyped movie
Rob takes part in the New Moon photocall at the Cannes Film Festival May 2009.
Rob and Kristen win Best Kiss at the 2009 MTV Movie Awards.
Rob begins filming Remember Me in New York, June 2009.
Taylor Lautner, Kristen and Rob are reunited at the 2009 Comic Con event in San Diego.
Rob greets fans at the New Moon premiere, November 2009.
Rob, Kristen and Taylor take part in a photocall for New Moon in Paris, October 2009.
Robert Pattinson appears on Letterman and dodges the question of whether he is dating Kristen Stewart or not, November 2009.
Rob arrives in Vancouver for Eclipse reshoots, April 2010.
Rob films Bel Ami in Budapest with Uma Thurman and Christina Ricci, March 2010.
Kristen and Rob joke about pregnancy rumours on Oprah, May 2010.
Rob debuts his new, short haircut on the Ellen DeGeneres show, May 2010.
Rob and Kristen fan the relationship rumour flames as they flirt at an Eclipse Covention in Los Angeles, June 2010.
Rob and Kristen are inseparable on the red carpet at the Eclipse premiere, June 2010.
Rob films Water For Elephants in California, July 2010.
Rob gets his own Madame Tussauds waxwork in London, March 2010.
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