Summit Entertainment has officially announced the beginning of production on "Twilight Saga: New Moon" and revealed the casting of several key remaining roles.
While "Twilight" stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart will return for "New Moon," much has been made of the casting additions on two fronts, Italy's Volturi vampire coven and the members of the Quileute Indian Nation.
While previously revealed Volturi casting includes Michael Sheen as Aro, Noot Seer as Heidi, Jamie Campbell Bower as Caius and Dakota Fanning as Jane, Summit has expanded that group.
Cameron Bright ("Birth") will play Jane's brother Alec, while Charlie Bewley, David Cudmore (Colossus from "X2") and Christopher Heyerdahl ("Catwoman") will play Volturi enforcers Demetri, Felix and Marcus, respectively.
Joining the Quileute Indian Nation camp are Oscar nominee Graham Greene as tribal leader Harry Clearwater and Tinsel Korey ("The Lookout") as Sam Uley's fiance Emily.
They join new castmates Chaske Spencer, Bronson Pelletier, Alex Meraz, Kiowa Gordon and Tyson Houseman, playing the members of the Quileute wolf pack.
Other returning cast members from the blockbuster "Twilight" include Ashley Greene as Alice, Peter Facinelli as Carlisle, Elizabeth Reaser as Esme, Kellan Lutz as Emmett, Nikki Reed as Rosalie, Jackson Rathbone as Jasper, Edi Gathegi as Laurent, Rachelle Lafevre as Victoria and Billy Burke as Charlie Swan.
Production has actually been underway on for several weeks on "The Twilight Saga: New Moon,"which will open on Nov. 20, 2009.
After a brief pause to recharge, production will then begin on the franchise's third installment, "Eclipse," which has staked out a June 30, 2010 release date
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