Saturday, July 18, 2009

Twilight movie 'Eclipse' has its first new casting

***Spoiler Alert for those who have not read the series***
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By Steven Zeitchik

-Google might want to brace for a search onslaught: An unknown Australian actor named Xavier Samuel has landed the first new role in 'Eclipse,' the third 'Twilight' pic.Summit has hired the actor to play the role of a 'newborn vampire' named Riley, a good-looking college student who joins the plot of villain Victoria to murder protagonist Bella (Kristen Stewart). Riley is corrupted by Victoria, for whom he has an inexplicable weakness.
The movie's larger plot centers on a choice Bella must make between the werewolf Jacob (Taylor Lautner) and the vampire Edward (Robert Pattinson).Samuel, repped by Management 360, Gersh and Shanahan in Australia, has been in series of films down under, including 'Newcastle,' in which he played a Goth teenager amidst a group of surfers (the movie played Tribeca last year -- though you can bet Netflix will see just a small spike now), the Aussie period drama 'September' and the upcoming sci-fi thriller 'Road Train.' This marks his first U.S. role.

'Eclipse,' the third book in Stephenie Meyer's blockbuster series, is set to begin shooting next month in Vancouver and be released on June 30. David Slade ('30 Days of Night') is directing from a screenplay by Melissa Rosenberg.
The Twilight franchise will become the center of the fan universe at Comic-Con next week when the stars of the second pic -- the Chris Weitz-directed 'New Moon' -- appear, new material is unveiled and the crowd goes wild. The Samuel family is probably about to see a little frenzy itself."
So is this the Riley you imagined when you read Elipse? For me, it's pretty spot on! I think he makes a great Riley. It's too bad he's gonna die in the film, though....

8 comments:

Jillian C. said...

OMG! I am so happy it won't be a whole other year until it comes out!

Anonymous said...

Im glad they picked an aussie!! Hope he puts on a good American accent though....

Anonymous said...

i think he looks a lot like the riley i thought of while reading eclipse. spot on!!!
OMG!!! he's handsome isn't he!!!

HS

Alex said...

Oooo Yum.

Anonymous said...

I think he is perfect for the role. He looks exactly like the image of Riley I had in my head!

Anonymous said...

some good pics of Xavier from and Ozzie short he did:
http://www.azureproductions.com.au/drowning/

Anonymous said...

He's cute but i imagined riley different but then again i have an odd imagination he's perfect ;)

shabby said...

Twilight is a romantic story of a girl who is in high school and a dashing boy(Edward Cullen).She falls in love with Edward Cullen.and he is a vampire . Really very interesting story