Massive Coven Casting Announcement Made For ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn’
Summit Entertainment has made a huge casting announcement regarding the many Covens that will be seen in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn.
The two-part movie will be directed by Bill Condon (Dreamgirls, Gods and Monsters), and is schedule for release on November 18, 2011 and November 16, 2012. Stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, and others will all reprise their roles in the movies, which will close out the ultra-successful franchise.
For the full press release, which details all of the Covens and the actors that will now play members of these Covens in Breaking Dawn, be sure to click on over to the other side now.
THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN — Casting Update
Summit Entertainment announced today the following have been cast in THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN for roles in The Amazon Coven, The Egyptian Coven, The Irish Coven and The Romanian Coven as well as the American and European Nomads as outlined below.
THE AMAZON COVEN
* The Amazon Coven is comprised of Tracey Heggins as Senna and Judi Shekoni as Zafrina.
* Among the oldest vampires in the world, Senna and Zafrina are descendants of an ancient Amazonian tribe. They have lived outside of civilization for centuries and therefore make no attempt to keep up a human facade. Though they drink human blood, the Amazons have long been allies of Carlisle.
* Higgins is repped by Framework Entertainment; Shekoni is repped by Visionary Entertainment as well as Venture IAB in the US and International Artistes in the UK.
THE EGYPTIAN COVEN
* The Egyptian Coven is comprised of:
o Omar Metwally (RENDITION, MUNICH) as Amun.
o Andrea Gabriel (Lost, House) as Kebi.
o Rami Malek (NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM) as Benjamin.
o Angela Sarafyan (LOVE HURTS, THE GOOD GUYS) as Tia.
* The Egyptian Coven consists of Amun, Kebi, Benjamin, and Tia, with Amun as the leader. It is stated that even though they are not a biological family, they could pass for one. Amun is extremely protective of his family and fearful of Aro.
* Metwally is repped by Untitled Entertainment and Paradigm; Gabriel is repped by Rebel Entertainment Partners; Malek is repped by WME and Kyle Fritz Management; and Sarafyan is repped by Innovative Artists.
THE IRISH COVEN
* The Irish Coven is comprised of Marlane Barnes (THE TREE OF LIFE) as Maggie, Lisa Howard as Siobhan and Patrick Brennan as Liam.
* The Irish Coven, a relatively young group, was founded by Siobhan and Liam, but Maggie’s talent made her an important element of it. They are not vegetarian but they are civilized.
* Barnes is repped by House of Representatives.
THE ROMANIAN COVEN
* The Romanian Coven is comprised of Noel Fisher (THE PACIFIC, FINAL DESTINATION 2) as Vladimir and Guri Weinberg (MUNICH) as Stefan.
* The Romanian Coven is one of the oldest covens in the world and they were the ruling vampire family until they were unseated by the Volturi. For that reason they harbor a centuries old resentment of the Italian coven.
* Fisher is repped by New Wave Entertainment and UTA; Weinberg is repped by Howard Entertainment and Defining Artists Agency.
THE AMERICAN NOMADS
* The American Nomads are comprised of:
o Lee Pace as Garrett (Pushing Daisies, THE GOOD SHEPHERD).
o Toni Trucks (MUSIC AND LYRICS) as Mary.
o Bill Tangradi (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) as Randall.
o Erik Odom as Peter.
o Valorie Curry (Veronica Mars) as Charlotte.
* Turned during the Revolutionary War, Garrett has chosen to live a nomadic existence, wandering the world on his own. Garrett has never lost the rebellious spirit of his human life, and loves a good fight, always rooting for the underdog. Though not a vegetarian, Garrett is among Carlisle’s closest and oldest friends.
* Mary and Randall are American nomadic vampires.
* Peter and Charlotte are nomadic vampires and mates. They were created during the aftermath of the Southern Vampire Wars, in which Jasper was a key player. They have remained friends with Jasper ever since.
* Pace is repped by CAA and Management 360. Trucks is repped by Henderson Hogan Agency. Odom is repped by Brick Entertainment. Curry is repped by Luber Roklin Entertainment. Tangradi is repped by The Gage Group.
THE EUROPEAN NOMADS
* The European Nomads are comprised of Joe Anderson (THE CRAZIES) as Alistair
* A nomadic vampire from England, Alistair has a misanthropic, brooding personality and a deep mistrust of all authority. Although he counts Carlisle as his closest acquaintance, he doesn’t visit more than once a century.
* Anderson is repped by CAA and Management 360.
About THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN
* The next chapter of THE TWILIGHT SAGA will be released as two separate films with the first of the two slated to be released in theatres on November 18, 2011 and the second coming to theatres on November 16, 2012.
* Academy Award® winner Bill Condon will direct both films starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. The project, based on the fourth novel in author Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series, is currently being written by Melissa Rosenberg with Wyck Godfrey, Karen Rosenfelt and Stephenie Meyer producing.
* THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic that has entranced millions.
[Source: Summit Entertainment]
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