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.’
Hmm. Sounds pretty official to me, but who can you trust with the Twinews these days? Anyway, I think he looks spiffy. I haven't seen him act in anything, although he looks familiar, but one of his most well-known films seems to be Underworld, where he plays some character named Lucian. He has that dangerous, kind of fierce, yet relatively handsome and younger look that a Volturi vamp should have. But hey - I'm not judging too far until I see these guys in full costume. Miracles can be made with a bit of makeup and cool 'do. ;)
In other Italian vampire news, TwiCrack has a photo of Jamie (the guy who will probably play Caius) at a wig-fitting:
And this is a post from the actor's Twitter:
It's looking more and more like Mr. Campbell Bower is our guy. He looks so young in that picture...;O