Native Americans cast as New Moon's Wolf Pack

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

Summit has brought on a cast of Native American actors to star in the werewolf- and vampire-themed New Moon, the sequel to Twilight, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The studio has hired Chaske Spencer, Bronson Pelletier, Alex Meraz, Kiowa Gordon and Tyson Houseman to form the ensemble Wolf Pack, who in Stephenie Meyer's novel take the side of the humans in their fight against the evil breed of vampires.

Taylor Lautner previously had been cast as Jacob Black, also a member of the Wolf Pack.

Summit said that all of the actors are of American Indian descent, with Sioux, Purepecha and Hualapai among the tribes represented. Meyer made the announcement on her Web site after weeks of rumors that director Chris Weitz was close to casting members of the Wolf Pack.

All five announced Monday will make their big-screen debuts in the film.