Official Wolf Pack Announcement

Mar 23rd, 2009 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Movie News

Summit has issued a press release confirming the actors portraying the wolf pack, which you can read below!

SUMMIT ENTERTAINMENT RUNS WITH THE WOLF PACK IN THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON

Chaske Spencer, Bronson Pelletier, Alex Meraz, Kiowa Gordon
and Tyson Houseman to Star as Members of Wolf Pack


Los Angeles, CA March 23, 2009 – Summit Entertainment announced today that Native American/First Nation actors Chaske Spencer, Bronson Pelletier, Alex Meraz, Kiowa Gordon and Tyson Houseman have signed on to star as the members of the wolf pack in THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON. In the film, the wolf pack defends humans against vampires although they have a tribal history intricately entwined with Edward Cullen and his family. The wolf pack members will join Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and fellow wolf pack member Taylor Lautner in the film directed by Chris Weitz which will be released domestically November 20, 2009.

In THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON, Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) is devastated by the abrupt departure of her vampire love, Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) but her spirit is rekindled by her growing friendship with the irresistible Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner). Suddenly she finds herself drawn into the world of the werewolves, ancestral enemies of the vampires, and finds her loyalties tested.

Each member of the wolf pack is of Native decent. Spencer is Lakota (Sioux), Pelletier is Cree-Metis, Meraz is Purepecha (Tarasco), Gordon is Hualapai, and Houseman, who was discovered at an open casting call, is Cree. Casting of the wolf pack was overseen by award-winning casting director Rene Haynes who is well-known for her work on Native projects ranging from DANCES WITH WOLVES to BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE.

The action-packed, modern day vampire love story and blockbuster success of the first film in the series entitled TWILIGHT was released in theatres on November 21, 2008 grossing $69.6 million domestically during its first weekend. To date the film has grossed nearly $380 million worldwide. TWILIGHT was released on DVD, Blu-ray and VOD this past Saturday, March 21st and sold over 3 million DVD units in its first day of release making it one of the top five best first day DVD releases over the past two years.

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15 Comments to “Official Wolf Pack Announcement”

  1. obsessed twilighter says:

    OMG OMG OMG

  2. obsessed twilighter says:

    they arent wat i expected…

  3. Amanda Cullen says:

    yeah they aren’t what i expected either but i am glad that they are all of native descent. that’s one thing that i’m really glad they were able to stick to and find actors that did have that native descent in their bloodline. so at least they might be able to look the part. we’ll have to wait and see how they pull the characters off.

  4. Samantha Cullen says:

    this is just GREAT news!! i am Navajo so this awsome to see some natives in the Twilight saga. :)

  5. Jaimee says:

    So AWESOME, wish seth had been cast I♥Seth!!

  6. Amber Pederson says:

    Now I would like an official, HONEST statement released about why the recast the roles of Embry and Sam in the first place. Oh, I’m sure the boys who have got the parts now will be GREAT, and I’m glad they got the parts. :) I just want to know why they didn’t continue with Sol and Krys. Looks? Convenience? I hope it’s the latter at the very least…

  7. IHEARTSETH says:

    um, for Samantha Cullen, the Twilight saga HAS to have natives in it. It’s sort of a- cough- rule when you, uh, film a movie that’s about Native Americans, you, uh, kind of have to have some of them in there.

  8. martha says:

    how come the original embry and sam were recast?

  9. Tatiana says:

    This is not cool I am so Team Edward but the cast for the wolf-boys was what I was looking forward to and its sad to say but I was not impressed with any of the choosen actors and I am really bummed that the orginal Quil and Embry were recasted this is depressing

  10. Nikilex says:

    IHEARTSETH thats not true a lot of times they cast really tan white people or hispanics to play native americans… so I agree with Samatha Cullen… it’s great that they cast real natives for this movie. Although I wish they could’ve recast the actors from the first movie.

  11. Olinda says:

    Some of them are fine..
    but we have to wait to see them on the movie

  12. Jasmine says:

    OH MY EDWARD!!!!!

    Jazz (Team Cullen!)

  13. Serene Hope says:

    thats not kool. theyre repacing the Sol and Krys. I wasnt atached to them or anything but that must really suck for them. WOW.

  14. Nellie says:

    so.. I know Kiowa’s older brother.. that’s so weird!

  15. andrea says:

    i am so glad they have actual natives!every native should be proud!i also agree with nikilex about the tan white people and hispanics,maybe they need to search the right places if they want natives.i think they will do awesome and they look pretty good!

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