New Moon Gets Its Wolf Pack

Twilight sequel finds shapeshifters

New Moon Gets Its Wolf Pack

by Helen O'Hara |
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The sequel to Twilight is on its way, and a few more key pieces of casting have been set for it. Yes, New Moon or The Twilight Saga: New Moon, as it now appears to be called, has landed five actors of Native American descent to play key residents of Indian reservation La Push in the next film.

Chaske Spencer, Bronson Pelletier, Alex Meraz, Kiowa Gordon and Tyson Houseman have signed up to join the cast, although it hasn't been specified who's playing whom just yet. Each member of the wolf pack is of Native American decent. Spencer is Lakota (Sioux), Pelletier is Cree-Metis, Meraz is Purepecha (Tarasco), Gordon is Hualapai, and Houseman is Cree.

The spoiler-free version of their story is that our heroine, Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) will be spending a lot of time on the reservation with the Quileute tribemembers after her vampire honey Edward (Robert Pattinson) leaves abruptly.

The fact is, campers that (SPOILERS FOLLOW) these nice young people will be playing shapeshifters who can turn into wolves at will. They're not, strictly speaking, werewolves, but there will be wolfage in the movie. Their storyline crosses with Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner), another teen from the reservation who appeared in the first film but discovers some unexpected abilities this time around. Oh, OK, he's a shapeshifting wolfman too. (SPOILERS END)

The film's now shooting in Canada, with further filming due to take place in Italy as well. It's due out on November 27 here, a week after its US debut.

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