Though it was previously announced that Ty Olsson had joined the cast of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, it is only now being reported that he will play the part of Bella Swan's step-dad Phil Dwyer. Matt Bushell played the part in the first Twilight movie.

Phil is a minor league baseball player whose constant traveling convinced Bella to move to Forks to be with her biological dad. The character has not been seen in the last two sequels, and it is not known how big of a presence he will have in the final two chapters of this popular franchise.

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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 is currently begin shot in Baton Rouge, Louisianna by director Bill Condon. This casting news comes courtesy of

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