The official start date for production on “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1″ must be rapidly approaching as a bunch of new actors were added to the cast Thursday (September 30). Feast your eyes on the members of the Denali coven — the other “vegetarian” group of vampires who are considered friends/allies of the beloved Cullens.
According to a news release from Summit Entertainment, Christian Camargo (“The Hurt Locker, “Dexter”) will play Spanish vampire and former member of the Volturi, Eleazar; Mia Maestro (“Alias,” “Poseidon”) has been cast as Eleazar’s multilingual mate, Carmen; Kasey LaBow (“Moonlight”) is Kate, sister to Tanya and blessed with the ability of producing powerful electric currents under her skin that she uses to shock enemies; and MyAnna Buring (“Doomsday”) will play Tanya, the head of the Denali coven who once had a crush on Edward.
The four “Dawn” newbies join recently announced fellow Denali coven member Irina, to be played by “Lost” actress Maggie Grace . Irina ends up bringing a bit of havoc upon the Cullen family when she vengefully reveals a secret to the Volturi.
One other new “Dawn” addition is Rami Malek (“The Pacific”) who joined the cast last month in the role of Egyptian vampire Benjamin, a young vamp blessed with the special ability of controlling the elements (à la Storm from X-Men), though he has yet to fully master his powers. He comes to help Bella and the Cullens battle the Volturi.
“I think it’s going to be great,” Rami told “ET” of his joining the cast last month. “It’s going to be super exciting, and I’m thrilled.”
Summit announced in June that “Breaking Dawn” would be divided into two parts ; the first of the two films is scheduled to hit theaters November 18, 2011, and the second on November 16, 2012.
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