'The Wire' star Wendell Pierce is among eight new actors to be cast in the upcoming 'Twilight' movie, 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn'.

There are no details of the character Pierce, who starred as William 'Bunk' Moreland in 'The Wire', will play.

Joining him are: Olga Fonda ('Love Hurts'), Janelle Froehlich ('Hacienda Heights'), Masami Kosaka ('The Runaways'), Sebastiao Lemos (the Brazilian TV show 'Força-Tarefa'), Amadou Ly ('The Tested', 'The Bridge'), Ty Olsson ('2012') and Carolina Virguez (the Spanish TV series 'Matalobos').

The first part of 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn' is due for release in November 2011.