Xavier Samuel Takes The Riley Role In ‘The Twilight Saga: Eclipse’

FROM HOLLYWOOD CRUSH: Over the past week, many of you spoke out in support of “Harry Potter” Star Tom Felton to get the part of Riley in the third “Twilight Saga” film “Eclipse.” (Yes, we even noticed there was a petition for the cause!) But now, it seems your “Harry-Potter”-meets-“Twilight” dreams (er, second-time around dreams, seeing as how Robert Pattinson was a member of Hogwarts before Forks) have been crushed.

According to The Hollywood Reporter’s Risky Business blog, a virtually unknown actor from Down Under named Xavier Samuel will be stepping into the shoes of the attractive newborn vampire — and member of Victoria’s (Rachelle Lefevre) army — who is out to get Bella (Kristen Stewart) in “Eclipse.”

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