'Twilight' actor set for Screen Gems film

“Twilight” villain Cam Gigandet has been cast opposite Leighton Meester in Screen Gems’ “The Roommate.”

Psychological thriller centers on a deranged college freshman who becomes obsessed with her new roommate. Gigandet will play the boyfriend of the second female lead, who has yet to be cast.

Christian E. Christiansen is helming from a Sonny Mallhi screenplay. Roy Lee and Doug Davison will produce “Roommate” through their Vertigo Entertainment banner.

Screen Gems is eyeing a May start date.

Gigandet’s credits include “The Unborn” and “Never Back Down.”

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