Wanted: Birth and brawn

4/22/09

It took a couple of months and thousands of hopefuls to find a quartet that fits the requirements for New Moon's wolf pack. No. 1 on the list: Native American or First Nation ancestry, because their characters belong to the Quileute tribe, based in La Push, Wash., both in the book and in real life. "They had to have papers that proved their heritage," says director Chris Weitz, who was the one who insisted on hiring within the community. "And they had to be in good physical shape."

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