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Michael Sheen to Play Volturi Leader Aro

by Will on April 11, 2009 · 405 comments

in Casting

casting  michael sheen aro new moon volturi Michael Sheen to Play Volturi Leader Aro

Actor Michael Sheen, who played high-profile roles in The Queen and Frost/Nixon, is set to take on the role of Aro in New Moon, with an estimated £5million payday. This according to the Daily Mail, which says–

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.

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.’

Ironically, Michael Sheen previously played the werewolf leader Lucian in Underworld. I think this is great news, given his great work in Frost/Nixon recently! What do you guys think?

[thanks, Elke, Olga,Tiffany and Nino!]

  • Kasharisuggs

    I love Edward so much he is a good arter him & Bella are good poeole on tv all the times i love Twilitgh Saga new moon.

  • Kasharisuggs

    Edward is so hotttttttttzz to me he has the hole

  • Kasharisuggs

    Edward & Bella are good for each other all the times i think they married to other in kids.

  • Kasharisuggs

    I LOVE HIM SO MUCH HE IS A GOOD POEPLE BOY TO ME HE IS A GOOD CHARACTER.

  • Erinwinkle

     i loved when michael sheen plays ARO WOW!!!! i love him.

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