Michael Sheen Cast in New Moon

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Michael Sheen has been cast in New Moon.

The British actor - best known for his role in last year's Oscar-nominated Frost/Nixon - will portray Aro, the leader of the deadly Volturi vampires, those that aim to ensure humans never find out bloodsuckers exist.

New Moon actually isn't Sheen's first time taking on an undead role; he also starred in 2003's Underworld alongside Kate Beckinsale, with whom he has a daughter.

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