The Twilight saga adds a new undead darling to the cast of Eclipse, with Catalina Sandino Moreno joining supersucker Robert Pattinson et al. in the third installment of the trilogy, the studio confirms to E! News.
Best known for her turn as a pregnant teacher turned drug mule in Maria Full of Grace, the Colombian-born actress will switch from victim to victimizer for her new role—but she won't need to learn a new name: Her Eclipse character is also named Maria.
Not unlike Royce King II, Maria is a crucial part of a Cullen sibling's history. After turning Jasper (Jackson Rathbone) during the Civil War, the evil vampire recruited Edward's bro to create an army of "newborn" vamps. The military man eventually went AWOL, choosing peace with Alice and the other Cullens.
With all this major casting news from the backstory bits in Eclipse, this movie is starting to sound epic in both scope and length. Will there even be time for a little Bella and Edward swoon-worthy action?
Catch up with all the new vamps and sundry other supernatural stars in The Die Is Cast: Twilight's New Faces gallery.