British actor Michael Sheen, 40, who ironically played a werewolf leader in the 2003 vampire movie Underworld, has been chosen to play Aro, the leader of an Italian vampire clan called the Volturi in The Twilight Saga: New Moon. Director Chris Weitz told British newspaper The Mail that he’d “aggressively” pursued the actor for the role and offered him a hefty paycheck. “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.” Sheen will appear in scenes opposite Dakota Fanning, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. ~movi_alex.