Summit Entertainment has just sent over the first image of the four actors playing the wolf pack in The Twilight Saga: New Moon as well as details on each actor. The picture above can be seen on a larger scale right here.
Perhaps the most interesting/cool thing about the casting is the fact director Chris Weitz insisted on casting from within the Native American community, so much so that the number one requirement for the actors was that they be of Native American or First Nation ancestry. Their characters belong to the Quileute tribe, based in La Push, Wash., both in the book and in real life.
Weitz told USA Today, “They had to have papers that proved their heritage, and they had to be in good physical shape.”
The monsters they will turn into are described as being the size of horses and race around on all fours and their temperature runs a steady 108 degrees.
The actors — Chaske Spencer, Alex Meraz, Kiowa Gordon and Bronson Pelletier — join Taylor Lautner who reprises his role as Jacob Black who is seen in the sequel growing closer to a distraught Bella (Kristen Stewart) after her vampire beau, Edward, runs off.
You can get complete bios on each of the four newcomers right here.