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Michael Sheen to play Aro in New Moon

    According to the DailyMail, british actor Michael Sheen (Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, Frost/Nixon) will be playing the Volturi vampire leader Aro in New Moon.

    He has immortalised Tony Blair, David Frost and, most recently, legendary football manager Brian Clough on the big screen.

    Now actor Michael Sheen is set to return to the realm of the firmly fictional after agreeing to play a vampire in the sequel to the blockbuster film Twilight.

    Sheen, 40, who made his name with uncannily realistic portrayals of well-known figures in Oscar-winning films The Queen, Frost/Nixon and The Damned United, will get his biggest pay cheque yet, a reported £5million, to star in New Moon.

    But he will be hoping the movie brings him better luck than his first foray into the vampire genre, the 2003 movie Underworld, starring Kate Beckinsale, with whom he has a daughter.

    They split up during the making of the movie and the actress began a relationship with its director, Len Wiseman.

    In New Moon, Sheen will play Aro, the leader of an Italian vampire clan called the Volturi.
    Director Chris Weitz confirmed Sheen’s casting to The Mail on Sunday and said he had ‘aggressively’ pursued the actor.

    ‘Michael’s role is so important because he’s the head of all vampires,’ he said. ‘Aro is, on the surface, a very gracious and friendly vampire, but beneath that he is a tremendous threat.’ Click here to read more.

    Source: DailyMail

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