'Breaking Dawn' Casts Its Denali Clan

Just a few days ago we reported on the news that Maggie Grace and newcomer Mackenzie Foy had joined the ever-growing cast of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn. Now we're hearing word of even more casting additions to the final Twilight movie, specifically those actors filling the roles of the Denali clan/coven.

Heat Vision reports of four new Breaking Dawn cast members: MyAnna Burring, Casey LaBow, Mia Maestro and Christian Camargo, all of whom will make up the Denali clan.

For those of you not overly familiar with the Twilight mythology and are thinking, "Who in the world are the Denali clan?" they are the only vampire clan other than the Cullens (Robert Pattinson's vampire family) who don't feed on humans to survive. I guess that makes them allies in some ways to the Cullens on pure principal (if nothing else).

  • Burring (best known for her role in Neil Marshall's The Descent) will play Tanya, the leader and one of three Russian vampire sisters of the clan, and a rival of Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) for the affections of Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson).
  • LaBow (CSI: NY) will play the other Denali female vampire sister named Kate, "who has the ability to produce an electric current that can shock opponents." Maggie Grace will play the third sister, the vengeful Irina.
  • Maestro (best known for her work on Alias) will play Carmen, one of two members of the clan who speaks fluent Spanish.
  • Camargo (who will be familiar to Dexter fans as The Ice Truck Killer) will play Eleazar, the other Spanish-speaking member who has the ability to identify the gifts other vampires have.
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Things are actually looking pretty good on the Breaking Dawn front, from the casting to the hopefully more adult content (at least stuff with a bit more edge than what we've seen from the series so far). Adding the Denali clan - who can be compared to the Cullens at least in terms of their eating habits - should provide for some interesting dynamics, particularly as a couple of the members (Tanya and Irina) are going to be causing problems.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn is set to start shooting this November under the direction of Bill Condon (Dreamgirls). It will be released in two parts with Part 1 hitting theaters on November 18th, 2011, and Part 2 following almost exactly a year later on November 16th, 2012.

Source: Heat Vision

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