Michael Sheen (the great actor who channeled Tony Blair in "The Queen" and Sir David Frost in "Frost/Nixon") is set to star as a bloodsucking vampire in the "Twilight" sequel, "New Moon."
Sheen also starred as the werewolf Lucian in the "Underworld" franchise.
The actor will play the character Aro - the leader of an Italian vampire clan called the Volturi.
"New Moon" Director Chris Weitz says, "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."
"New Moon," just like the book, takes on the myth-building allegories between werewolves and vampires. And it's interesting that Weitz is casting great actors for the supporting roles.
(Check out my interview with the star for "Frost/Nixon" by clicking here)
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For those doubting the tweens' box-office power, look no further than this past weekend. Walt Disney's "Hannah Montana: The Movie" opened with $34 million in ticket sales!
Not only that, "Hannah Montana" also scored the biggest opening day ever for a G-rated live-action movie with Friday's $17.3 million success!
Previous box-office champ, "Fast & Furious" fell to second place with $28.8 million. But so far, the racing adventure's domestic take totaled to $118 million, while its international total has topped $200 million.
Not bad for a formulaic film with ho-hum acting.
Meanwhile, other new films didn't do as good at the box-office. Seth Rogen's "Observe and Report" only managed to catch $11.1 million, while FOX's "Dragonball Evolution" debuted at No. 8 with $4.7 million in box-office take...yikes!
Here's the complete list of Top 10 box-office films for weekend of April 10th:
1. "Hannah Montana: The Movie," $34 million.
2. "Fast & Furious," $28.8 million.
3. "Monsters vs. Aliens," $22.6 million.
4. "Observe and Report," $11.1 million.
5. "Knowing," $6.7 million.
6. "I Love You, Man," $6.4 million.
7. "The Haunting in Connecticut," $5.7 million.
8. "Dragonball: Evolution," $4.7 million.
9. "Adventureland," $3.4 million.
10. "Duplicity," $3 million.
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Ugh! Look at those ugly posters
But, two big films are opening this weekend, it's Miley Cyrus vs. Seth Rogen! Which one should you see first? "Hannah Montana the Movie" or "Observe and Report?" Take a look at my fun reviews
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Apparently, there's a planned biopic about the Fleetwood Mac star, Stevie Nicks, and wild child Lindsay Lohan plans to buy the film rights to the singer's life, so she can portray her.
Nicks' response? "Over my dead body!"
In a New York Times interview, Nicks said Lohan would be too old to play her by the time she approved the rights to the film.
The singer further said,"She needs to stop doing drugs and get a grip. Then maybe we'll talk."
Huh, stop drugs, do a great movie, what a great concept! Are you listening Miss Lindsay?
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There's an eBay charity auction for a walk-on role in the horror thriller "The Crazies." This auction benefits Greenpeace!
The film is inspired by George Romero's 1974 cult classic, and it tells the story of a small Iowa town whose inhabitants are suddenly plagued by death and insanity. The culprit? A plane crash! The carrier lets loose a secret biological weapon into the town's water supply.
The winner of the auction will have the role of one of the infected town folks. Film will shoot in Iowa on April 17th.
You can check out the ebay page right here.
Current bid is at $1,780.55. Auction ends at 7 p.m. PST, April 9, TONIGHT!
It's for a good cause, it'll be fun to play an infected character, so go to their eBay page and bid!
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