Rami Malek joins THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN
If playing a gay teenager on The War at Home, "Snafu" Shelton in HBO's miniseries THE PACIFIC, or the pharaoh Ahkmenrah in the NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM films didn't make Rami Malek a household name, all that is about to change. Rami Malek is the first new addition to the cast of THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN.
While Malek's character won't be seen until the second of the BREAKING DAWN films, that didn't stop him from sharing his enthusiasm to be working on the project. He broke the news at ET's exclusive Emmy party saying, "I think its going to be great."
MAlek will be playing Benjamin, a member of the Egyptian coven of vampires. The Egyptian coven consists of four vampires; Tia, Amun, Benjamin, and Keb. According to Wikipedia, Benjamin "has a high awareness of what is right and wrong, and his special ability is to control the elements of nature, air, earth, fire, and water. Benjamin's ability is unique in that it involves physical manipulation, as opposed to illusions of the mind."
Malek is will next be seen alongside Tom Hanks in LARRY CROWN. PART ONE of THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN will be in theaters on November 18, 2011 with THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART TWO coming out nearly a year later on November 16, 2012. Bill Condon will direct both films.
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