New Moon Lands Its Werewolves

Chaske Spencer, Bronson Pelletier, Alex Meraz, Kiowa Gordon and Tyson Houseman are set to play the ensemble Wolf Pack in “The Twilight Saga’s New Moon” reports the trades.

In the second novel in Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight” saga, the wolf pack defends humans against vampires although they have a tribal history intricately entwined with Edward Cullen and his family.

The main thrust of the story has Bella Swan (Stewart) devastated by the abrupt departure of her vampire love, Edward Cullen (Pattinson) but her spirit is rekindled by her growing friendship with the irresistible Jacob Black (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.

Filming is underway on the project with a November 20th release scheduled.