Catherine Hardwicke Fired?

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According to this article at the Nikki Finke’s Deadline Hollywood Daily, Catherine Hardwicke won’t be directing ‘New Moon’. This statement isn’t confirmed by Summit yet, so we are treating this as a rumour. How would this affect Rob and Kristen’s performance in the next movie? Both Rob and Kristen have mentioned that they have a good working relationship with Catherine. Would bringing a new director change that dynamic? Why do you think Summit came to such a decision? Let us know what you think about this news.