Twilight's Cam Gigandet plays another vampire in Priest

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

Cam Gigandet will star opposite Paul Bettany in Priest, a horror western that Scott Stewart is directing for Screen Gems, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Adapted by Cory Goodman from a TokyoPop comic book, Priest is set in a world ravaged by centuries of war between man and vampires and follows a warrior priest (Bettany) who turns against the church to track down a murderous band of vampires who have kidnapped his niece.

Gigandet plays a young wasteland sheriff who is part vampire. He partners with Bettany to save the girl he loves, the niece. That latter part has yet to be cast.

It's not the first time Gigandet has played a bloodsucker: The actor is coming off of winning an MTV Movie Award for best fight, awarded for his work in Twilight.