16/04/2009. Contributed by Jessica Martin
Erik Feig, the grand fromage over at Summit Entertainment, drops the Nest a line to tell us that their teen vampire movie The Twilight Saga: New Moon, has started filming - and he like what he sees.
In this movie, Bella Swan is devastated by the abrupt departure of her vampire love Edward (but her spirit is rekindled by her growing friendship with the irresistible Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner). Before you know it, she finds herself drawn into the world of the werewolves, ancestral enemies of the vampires, and she finds her loyalties tested.
New cast members include the Volturi, a coven of vampires who weigh and impose the laws of the vampire world, as well as two new members of the Quileute Indian Nation.
The Volturi include Charlie Bewley as Demetri, Jamie Campbell Bower as Caius, Daniel Cudmore as Felix, Christopher Heyerdahl as Marcus, all Volturi enforcers. Dakota Fanning plays Jane, a high ranking and powerful Volturi member and Cameron Bright is Alec, her brother.
Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner are also back in their roles as Bella Swan, Edward Cullen and Jacob Black. Chris Weitz of Golden Compass fame is the director.
Rejoining the film version of the Twilight Saga are, of course, Ashley Greene as Alice, Peter Facinelli as Carlisle, Elizabeth Reaser as Esme, Kellan Lutz as Emmett, Nikki Reed as Rosalie, Jackson Rathbone as Jasper, Edi Gathegi as Laurent, Rachelle Lafevre as Victoria and Billy Burke as Charlie Swan.
Noot Seer plays Volturi member Heidi. Michael Sheen plays Aro, the Volturi leader. Graham Greene appears as Harry Clearwater, Quileute tribal leader and old friend of Bella's father Charlie. Tinsel Korey is Emily, the fiancée of Sam Uley.
Vancouver-born Noot Seer began modelling at age 13 and has lived in New York, Barbados, Guyana and New Zealand. She was a champion horseback rider prior to her modeling career.
Jamie Campbell Bower was last seen in Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd. Daniel Cudmore played Colossus in the X-Men films, X2 and X-Men: The Last Stand. Dakota Fanning was last seen in Summit's sci-fi thriller Push and provided the lead voice in Coraline.
Michael Sheen last starred opposite Frank Langella in Ron Howard's film Frost/Nixon, and played Britain's Prime Minister Tony Blair to Helen Mirren's Queen Elizabeth in The Queen. The award-winning actor was recently seen in Underworld: Rise of the Lycans.
Chrisopher Heyerdahl has appeared in such movies as The Chronicles of Riddick, Catwoman and Blade: Trinity.
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