Six More Join Twilight Film

Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser and Jackson Rathbone have been cast as vampires opposite the two main characters of Summit Entertainment’s hopeful franchise starter “Twilight” reports the trades.

Based on the first installment of Stephenie Meyer’s popular young-adult series, the film tells the story of Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart), a 17-year-old who moves to a small town in Washington state to live with her father and becomes drawn to Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), a pale, mysterious classmate who seems determined to push her away.

She later learns he is a vampire and then encounters the entire Cullen family, all of whom are creatures of the night. Nikki Reed, Ashley Greene and Kellan Lutz have also joined the cast as vampires in the Cullen family.

Catherine Hardwicke (“Thirteen,” “Lords of Dogtown”) will direct based on a script by Melissa Rosenberg.

The movie is scheduled to go into production this month and wrap ahead of a potential actor’s strike. A late 2008 release is planned