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Twilight Actress Joins 'White House Down,' 'Homefront' (Exclusive)

Rachel Lefevre joins Channing Tatum for "White House Down" and Jason Statham in "Homefront."

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Rachelle Lefevre

Rachelle Lefevre is strapping in for some excitement, booking roles in a pair of action movies.

The actress has joined Sony’s Channing Tatum thriller White House Down and Millennium Films' Jason Statham actioner Homefront in supporting roles.

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In Down, about a paramilitary takeover of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Lefevre will play the ex-wife of Tatum, a Secret Service agent forced to save the White House.

The movie is shooting in Montreal with Roland Emmerich in the director’s chair.

In Homefront, about an ex-DEA agent (Statham) fighting a local drug lord in a small town, Lefevre will play a school psychologist who tries to warn the family about the dangers of living there.

Gary Fleder is directing the movie, which begins shooting Oct. 1 in New Orleans.

Lefevre, best known for her work in 2008's Twilight, appeared in Barney’s Version and recently finished shooting Pawn Shop Chronicles opposite Matt Dillon.

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The actress, repped by WME, Pearl Hanan Management and Stone Meyer, just wrapped voicing the female lead opposite Christopher Plummer in the animated feature Sarila, which is set for a spring release.