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Sandino Moreno the Latest to Sign Up for 'Eclipse'

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Aug 13, 2009 | 6:39am EDT

Catalina Sandino Moreno is the latest actor to nab a Twilight role.

The actress, best known for playing the title character in the indie drama Maria Full of Grace, will play the vampire character of Maria in the third film in the saga, Eclipse.

Sandino Moreno 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, the Risky Business blog reports. In Stephenie Meyer's book, the character is described as a petite brunette with a soft voice.

Sandino Moreno's casting comes on the heels of news that Jack Huston will play Royce King II and the controversial switch of Bryce Dallas Howard in for Rachelle Lefevre as Victoria.

Eclipse, directed by David Slade, begins shooting next week in Vancouver while Twihards await the release of the trailer for the second film in the series, New Moon, which begins running tomorrow ahead of the Summit release Bandslam.

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