London (ANI): Hollywood actor Michael Sheen will be seen playing the blood-sucking vampire in the much awaited Twilight sequel New Moon. Chris Weitz, the director of the flick, has revealed that Michael has been signed up for the role alongside Robbert Pattinson.
The film will feature Michael as Aro, the leader of an Italian vampire clan called the 'Volturi'. "Michael's role is so important because he's the head of all vampires. Aro is, on the surface, a very gracious and friendly vampire, but beneath that he is a tremendous threat," the Daily Star quoted Weitz as saying.
Michael will receive a whopping 5 million pounds for the flick.
Story first published: Tuesday, April 14, 2009, 9:46 [IST]