April 13, 2009

Michael Sheen (for some reason) joins the cast of the next Twilight flick

From Variety:

British thesp Michael Sheen has joined the "Twilight" brigade.
Summit Entertainment has added Sheen to the cast of "The Twilight Saga: New Moon," which began shooting last month in Vancouver.
Sheen, known for his roles in "Frost/Nixon" and "The Queen," will portray the leader of the Volturi, an Italy-based coven of vampires, in the "Twilight" sequel. Sheen has played a werewolf in all three "Underworld" films.
"New Moon" stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson reprise their "Twilight" roles as Bella and Edward, with Chris Weitz directing. The pic, which centers on Bella being drawn into the world of werewolves while threatened by the Volturi, will be released domestically on Nov. 20.
"Twilight," which was a B.O. sensation in its November bow, has grossed $380 million worldwide.
-Guess he was tired of playing werewolves...


  1. Well, I guess Frost/Nixon didn't land him alot of offers...

  2. Well, not counting playing Tony Blair for the rest of his life...

  3. is there anybody who hasnt joined the cast of new moon yet?

  4. I haven't been cast yet, but the night is still young...

  5. better keep your phone on Joey lol

  6. I'm playing Edward Cullen's new love interest. Yes, apparently the producers were wanting to deviate from the book's story and create a whole new look.

    But seriously, is Sheen trying to be typecast after this AND the Underworld movies?