Hey folks, Harry here with the exciting thrilling news about THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN and the shit ton of casting that has been commencing on it. Now - if you're like me - and you haven't read the series - you might think... aren't those movies already cast? True - but this is a new big two-parter of the craziest part of the TWILIGHT SAGA. You might also say to yourself, "Self, why should I give a shit?" Given the size of the success of this thing, I'm betting there's an awful lot of you folks that are obsessive about TWILIGHT - and given the BILLION plus page views AICN has garnered in the last 4 years - I'm betting that there's a healthy bunch of folks that do have more than a passing interest in a smidgen of coverage that we give it from time to time. However, if you're a real movie fan - you're probably a fan of one BILL CONDON - be it from his CANDYMAN: FAREWELL TO THE FLESH or his brilliant GODS AND MONSTERS... Maybe you LOVED his KINSEY, like me. Or maybe you loved his script for CHICAGO or his own directed DREAMGIRLS - but the thing that I have no doubt about is that Bill Condon is the real deal. I know, here at AICN we tend to get really behind a group of certain directors - in many cases those directors are people I've never met - and in some cases they are people I've known for the duration of AICN's existence. Bill is one of those. I can't wait to see what he does with this insane mania that is devoted to TWILIGHT - Bill is at his heart a wonderful subversive filmmaker - and from everything I've heard about BREAKING DAWN - if you were gonna have one TWILIGHT story to be told by a filmmaker with the background of Bill Condon - it would be this. He's will make the difference. I'm willing to bet that the acting from top to bottom will be superior to what we've seen in the previous films. Bill won't be afraid for a second from the truly bizarre turns that BREAKING DAWN has built into it. In fact, those aspects are most likely what is driving him to take this gig. Personally - I know that what I'm writing will probably not make an ounce of difference to the kneejerk crowd that just saw a story about TWILIGHT and decided to rage below about whether or not it deserves to be discussed on AICN. Or the folks that actually believe it would just be a traffic dig... honestly, this story will probably only get a smidgen higher than the stories that fill the site on Batman, Superman, Alien, Spider-Man, etc... And GOD - wish you people flocked to the AICN LEGENDS stories like you do these. But I get it. For the vast majority of folks they seemingly don't have a passion for FILM HISTORY that the smaller rabid film freaks that read this site and try to goto Butt-Numb-A-Thon every year have beating in their chest like a humming bird's heart. I think Bill Condon is going to make the film that the TWILIGHT fans have been wanting from day 1. Something that captures the emotion that the books create in them. Not that the writing is the greatest - but the emotions that the books stir in its rabid following - those are genuine, and that is what Bill will put into this, that has been so vacant. NOW - about that casting. Just look how big this thing looks:
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 represented by Framework Entertainment; Shekoni is represented 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: Omar Metwally (RENDITION, MUNICH) as Amun. Andrea Gabriel (Lost, House) as Kebi. Rami Malek (NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM) as Benjamin. 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 represented by Untitled Entertainment and Paradigm; Gabriel is represented by Rebel Entertainment Partners; Malek is represented by WME and Kyle Fritz Management; and Sarafyan is represented 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 represented 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 represented by New Wave Entertainment and UTA; Weinberg is represented 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 represented by CAA and Management 360. Trucks is represented by Henderson Hogan Agency. Odom is represented by Brick Entertainment. Curry is represented by Luber Roklin Entertainment. Tangradi is represented 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 represented 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. About the TWILIGHT film series The TWILIGHT film series stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson and tells the story of 17-year-old Bella Swan who moves to the small town of Forks, Washington to live with her father, and becomes drawn to Edward Cullen, a pale, mysterious classmate who seems determined to push her away. But neither can deny the attraction that pulls them together...even when Edward confides that he and his family are vampires. The action-packed, modern day vampire love story TWILIGHT, the first film in the series, was released in theatres on November 21, 2008 to a blockbuster reception. The second installment of the film franchise, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON was released November 20, 2009 and the third installment, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE was released June 30, 2010. About Summit Entertainment, LLC Summit Entertainment, LLC is a worldwide theatrical motion picture development, financing, production and distribution studio. The studio handles all aspects of marketing and distribution for both its own internally developed motion pictures as well as acquired pictures. Summit Entertainment, LLC also represents international sales for both its own slate and third party product. Summit Entertainment, LLC releases on average 10 to 12 films annually.