With filming on The Twilight Saga: Eclipse having started several weeks ago, you’d have thought it would be a bit late for new casting announcements. However news has come via EOnline! that a new vampire has been officially added to the mix in the form of Kirsten Prout.
The young actress is best known to movie audiences as Jennifer Garner’s protege, Abby Miller, in Elektra, although fans of the teen series Kyle XY will know her as Amanda Bloom. In Eclipse she’ll play Lucy (a role she was rumoured for, but it’s now been confirmed), who is a prominent part of Jasper Cullen’s backstory and who ends up helping to build a bloosucking army alongside Catalina Sandino Moreno’s Maria.
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is currently filming, with a UK release sceduled for July 9th, 2010.
Incidentally Summit, the makers of the Twilight films, hasn’t yet officially geenlit the fourth film, Breaking Dawn, despite rumours it was already slated to film next spring. So if you want to make sure it gets made, you’ll have to go see New Moon next month, to convince them it’s worth finishing off the film series.