‘New Moon’ Cast Gets Some Sheen

Celebuzz / April 12, 2009

Brace yourselves, Twilight fanatics, a new king of the vampires has been named.

The Daily Mail reports that actor Michael Sheen has been tapped to play Aro, head of the vampire clan Volturi, in the upcoming Twilight sequel New Moon.

Sheen portrayed former British Prime Minister Tony Blair in The Queen and journalist David Frost in Frost/Nixon.

New Moon director Chris Weitz, who says that he “aggressively” pursued Sheen for the part, notes, “Michael’s role is so important because he’s the head of all vampires. Aro is, on the surface, a very gracious and friendly vampire, but beneath that he is a tremendous threat.”

Have your say in the comments section: Do you think Michael Sheen is a good choice for Aro?