Lee Pace to Play Edward's BFF in Breaking Dawn?

Source tells us Summit may have filled the role of nomadic vampire Garrett

By Claudia Rosenbaum, Ted Casablanca Jul 27, 2010 8:47 PMTags
Lee PaceAP Photo/Lionel Cironneau

Are you all familiar with Lee Pace?

Well, Twi-hards, it's time to learn and possibly fall in love because we're hearing Lee is thisclose to being cast as the newest vampire in the next installment of The Twilight Saga.

So what role would cutie Lee play?

Pace, perhaps best known from the before-its-time show Pushing Daisies, is up for the role of Garrett, a friend of Edward's (that would be Robert Pattinson, just in case you forgot).

The character is described in the script as a tall, nomadic vampire with sandy hair that he keeps tied back with a leather thong. Garrett is also penned as being down-to-earth, laid-back, rugged and having a lightness and element of humor about him.

"Lee is the top person in the running to play Garrett in Breaking Dawn," a source tells E! News.

As we all know, Bill Condon is directing both Breaking Dawn films, and according to our insider, is "hoping to take it in a more artsy direction."

Just as long as it's not a musical, eh?

Production on Dawn is slated to begin this fall, though no exact date has been announced. This up-in-the-air start could be affecting Kristen Stewart, but we'll get to that tomorrow.

Lee Pace's manager and publicist have not returned our request for comment, while Summit says no one has been cast yet for the role of Garrett.

Most recently L.P. could be seen in A Single Man and When in Rome.

So do you all approve of the possible new vamp on the block? You know the studio trolls the blogs to read your thoughts, so time to speak up—or type it out—before the offer goes out!

Additional reporting by Taryn Ryder

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