According to Deadline Lost and Taken actress Maggie Grace has joined the cast of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn. Grace will play Irina, a member of the Denali coven, who are considered cousins to the Cullen clan as the only other “vegetarian” vampire group. When Irina blames the Cullens for the death of her lover, her actions set in motion a terrifying chain of events.
Maggie Grace was last seen in Knight and Day and recently signed up to star in space thriller Lock Out with Guy Pearce.
Dreamgirls director Bill Condon will direct both Breaking Dawn films simultaneously Deathly Hallows-style, and both will star Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. Billy Burke, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Jackson Rathbone, Nikki Reed, Ashley Greene and Kellan Lutz will also be reprising their roles.
Melissa Rosenberg, who has written the scripts for all the films, has been working on the screenplay over the past few months ready for filming later this year.
Summit Entertainment will release The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 on November 18, 2011, followed by Breaking Dawn – Part 2 on November 16, 2012.