Michael Sheen In “Twilight” Sequel

“Frost/Nixon” and “Underworld” star Michael Sheen has joined the upcoming “Twilight” sequel “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” for Summit Entertainment reports Variety.

The story centers on Bella (Kristen Stewart) being drawn into the world of werewolves while threatened by the Volturi, an Italy-based coven of vampires.

Unlike the “Underworld” films in which he played the head of the werewolves, this time around Sheen will play Aro, the leader of the Volturi. Director Paul Weitz describes the role as a “very gracious and friendly vampire, but beneath that he is a tremendous threat.”

Shooting kicked off last month in Vancouver.