British actor Michael Sheen has joined The Twilight Saga's New Moon for Summit Entertainment.

According to Variety, Sheen is known for his roles in Frost/Nixon and The Queen, and will portray the leader of the Volturi, an Italy-based coven of vampires, in the Twilight sequel. Sheen has played a werewolf in all three Underworld films.

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The Twilight Saga's New Moon stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson reprise their Twilight roles as Bella and Edward, with Chris Weitz directing. The pic, which centers on Bella being drawn into the world of werewolves while threatened by the Volturi, will be released domestically on Nov. 20.

Production began shooting last month in Vancouver.