Xavier Samuel Joins Twilight’s “Eclipse”

Upcoming Aussie actor Xavier Samuel has scored the first new role in “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”, the third film in the “Twilight” franchise reports The Risky Biz Blog.

The main thrust of the story is that Bella (Kristen Stewart) must chose between her love for werewolf Jacob (Taylor Lautner) and the vampire Edward (Robert Pattinson).

Samuel will play the role of a “newborn vampire” named Riley, a good-looking college student who joins the plot of villain Victoria to murder Bella. Riley is corrupted by Victoria, for whom he has an inexplicable weakness.

Filming kicks off August 17th for release June 30th 2010.