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Maggie Grace to play villain Irina in 'Breaking Dawn'

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Image Credit: C Flanigan/FilmMagic.com Twihards, meet Bella’s latest threat: Maggie Grace. The actress best known for playing the daughter in distress in last year’s Taken and Shannon on Lost, will play Irina in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, the final two installments of the Twilight franchise which are scheduled to begin filming in November in Baton Rouge. Deadline Hollywood first broke the news.

Irina is a member of the Denali coven who blames the Cullens for the death of her lover. Summit Entertainment will release the first installment of Breaking Dawn on November 18, 2011 with the finale bowing the following November. Bill Condon is directing from scripts by Melissa Rosenberg. Grace’s other credits include last summer’s Knight and Day and 2007’s The Jane Austen Book Club.