05/14/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Michael Sheen To Play Lead "New Moon" Vampire

British actor Michael Sheen is joining Robert Pattinson & Co. in New Moon, the sequel to the blockbuster film Twilight, a studio rep has confirmed to E! News.

In the new film due out this fall, Sheen, 40, will play Aro, the leader of the deadly Volturi vampire coven that wants to ensure humans never find out bloodsuckers exist.

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