Sunday, April 12, 2009

Michael Sheen to play Aro!

I'm really excited to report that Michael Sheen, who plays the part of Lucian in the Underworld movies, has been cast to play Aro in New Moon. I am such a fan of the Underworld movies, so this is great news to me. I think he's a tremendously talented actor who will do a great job. This information was released from The Daily Mail.
The Daily Mail reports :

"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."

Anyone else out there that is also a fan of Underworld? I have to admit it, I never even saw these films until after Twilight. It wasn't until then that I was interested in vampire type movies, but I'm glad I saw them. They were very good and now I'm that much more excited about New Moon. Yay!!!


Rosy said...

I am as excited as you! I've seen the first two Underworld movies, and most vampire movies, so this is great news to me :) I'm super stoked!

Anonymous said...

I heard that ben barnes was gonna be Aro. I was so excited.

Cony said...

I really like him as aro, but i'm having a problem with the age gap... i mean jamie who plays caius will look like his son... but besides that i'm really excited!

Anonymous said...

ewww no!!! bad choice

Hayley said...

I'm new to the site and this was the first post I saw.

I'm so excited about him playing Aro! I've been a fan of the Underworld movies for years and can't wait to see him in another vampire role!

Anonymous said...

I was so excited when I read this! I think he's perfect for the role. I do agree with the other poster too though about the age difference between him and Jamie.

Anonymous said...

I like that he is older.... It seems odd that no one under 30 would be a vampire... if we are talking age, Dakota Fanning is going to look way too young