August 13, 2009

Catalina Sandino Moreno cast as Maria

Risky Business Blog reports that Maria, who trained Jasper as part of her Vampire army, has been cast:
"Eclipse" has found its Maria, and she's full of grace.

Producers on Summit's third "Twilight" pic have cast Catalina Sandino Moreno, best-known for playing the title character in the indie drama "Maria Full of Grace," to play the vampire character of Maria.

The CAA-repped actress will take on the role of a woman who tries to create a newborn army of vampires, recruiting the Confederate soldier Jasper to her cause. In Stephenie Meyer's book, the character is described as a petite brunette with a soft voice.

The Colombian-born Sandino Moreno most notably starred in "Grace," in which she played a pregnant teacher who becomes a drug mule, as well as Steven Soderbergh's epic "Che" and the upcoming indie drama "Frail," in which she plays the title character, who's described as a naive Midwestern girl.


[via TwiFans]

5 comments:

  1. That's awesome! They cast a Latina. Whoot!

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  2. She'll fit right in with the cast- she's very pretty, like the rest of the them:))

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  3. A perfect Maria!

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  4. I think she's gonna be perfect as Maria. She comes across as cheeky yet sweet and at the same time I think she can also be fiery.

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  5. Catalina, what a pretty name ^_^ It's my name, heehee !

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