British actor Jamie Campbell-Bower has revealed he will play Volturi leader Caius in The Twilight Saga: New Moon.
The 20-year-old, who has appeared in RockNRolla and Sweeney Todd, told the BBC news website that taking part in the vampire series was "very exciting".
"You're the first people I've told" he said. "Shooting has already started, and I'm going over in June."
The film, due for release in November, is the second adaptation from author Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series.
The role of Caius is key to the plot of New Moon. He forms part of the triumvirate leading the Italian based coven of vampires called the Volturi.
The second book in the series see the gang become a threat to lovers Bella and Edward.
Oh my god. If this isn't just another of those pesky rumors (and it sure seems authentic), then I think he would be great. He already looks vampiric in that photo of him, even without long silky hair, red eyes, and white skin. And I'd like to point something out - upon reading some of the comments on other sites that are reporting this, people are complaining that he's way too young. I agree, he looks very child-like. But we have to stop and remember the small details Stephenie provided. Have we learned nothing from reading the Twilight series over and over again as I'm sure we all have? Carlisle is like 300 years old and he looks not a day over 20. Just because these vampires have lived so long and just because Stephenie described them as "frail" looking, does not mean they are also old looking. It all depends on when they were turned, which I believe was quite young. As I rememeber, Stephenie also described them as flawless and beautiful, just with chalky skin and milky eyes. If you got some old guy with wrinkles to play Stephenie's kind of vampires, well then that would just defeat the purpose. Don't worry you guys - the people they choose for the Volturi are probably all going to be quite young, because there has to be an underlying beauty to them. But have you ever heard of thing called makeup? These aren't your typical rawr-monster-scary vampires, here. Sure they are creepy, but it's a different kind of creepy, and I have confidence that Chris Weitz will be able to capture that. Movie magic, folks. =]