The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Summit Entertainment has cast Native American actors Chaske Spencer, Bronson Pelletier, Alex Meraz, Kiowa Gordon and Tyson Houseman for The Twilight Saga: New Moon. Spencer is Lakota (Sioux), Pelletier is Cree-Metis, Meraz is Purepecha (Tarasco), Gordon is Hualapai and Houseman is Cree.
The quintet will join Taylor Lautner in portraying members of the wolf pack in New Moon, in which the pack defends humans against vampires.
New Moon stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson reprising their Twilight roles as Bella and Edward with Chris Weitz directing. The pic, centering on Bella being drawn into the world of werewolves, will be released domestically on Nov. 20.
Pictured clockwise from lower left in photo above:
- Alex Meraz as Paul
- Tinsel Korey as Emily Young
- Chaske Spencer as Sam Uley
- Taylor Lautner as Jacob Black
- Tyson Houseman as Quil Ateara
- Bronson Pelletier as Jared
- Kiowa Gordon as Embry Call
(graphic via New Moon Movie)