Vampire Casting Update for “Breaking Dawn”
Earlier today, Summit released the casting details for the Amazon Coven, Irish Coven, Romanian Coven, Egyptian Coven, as well as the American and Nomadic Vampires. The announcement confirmed the rumor and speculation from earlier in the summer that Lee Pace (“Pushing Daisies”) was in the running for the role of Garrett. Here is what Summit shared via the Official Twilight Saga Facebook page and we have linked the actor/actress name to their profile on IMDb. (Note that some of the actors do not have a link as there were duplicate listing of actors with the same name and we could not confirm which profile matched the name of the casting.)
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
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.
THE EGYPTIAN COVEN
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.
THE IRISH COVEN
- Maggie – Marlane Barnes
- Siobhan – Lisa Howard
- Liam – Patrick Brennan
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.
THE ROMANIAN COVEN
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.
THE AMERICAN NOMADS
- Garrett – Lee Pace
- Mary – Toni Trucks
- Randall – Bill Tangradi
- Peter – Erik Odom
- Charlotte – Valorie Curry
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.
THE EUROPEAN NOMADS
- Alistair – Joe Anderson
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.
You’ve got to love these announcements because that means that filming starts soon!!
What do you think of the casting? Do any of the actors or actresses live up to the images in your head as you read the book? I have to say that I absolutely love the casting for Zafrina! I’m also excited about Lee Pace as Garrett!
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