Little-known Aussie actor Xavier Samuel is headed for the big time after landing a role in one of the hottest movie franchises around: Twilight.
Samuel has been cast in Eclipse, the third film in the Twilight series based on the best-selling books by Stephenie Meyer, his management company Shanahan Management told AAP.
He will play Riley, a good-looking college student and newborn vampire, who joins villain Victoria’s plot to murder Bella (Kristen Stewart).
“I’m really thrilled, but also very overwhelmed, I don’t think it has sunk in yet,” Samuel said.
“This is a fantastic opportunity and I’m really excited to be part of the film.”