Sheen will play the "leader of the Volturi, an Italy-based coven of vampires," according to Variety. The sequel, which is titled "The Twilight Saga: New Moon," stars Kristen Stewart as Bella and Robert Pattison as Edward and began filming in Vancouver in March. Chris Weitz directs.
The sequel, according to the industry paper, centers on "Bella being drawn into the world of werewolves while threatened by the Volturi." The film is scheduled for a Nov. 20 release in the U.S.
Sheen has appeared in the Broadway productions of Amadeus and as television interviewer David Frost in Peter Morgan's Frost/Nixon. Sheen's screen appearances include "Frost/Nixon," "The Queen," "Blood Diamond," "Music Within," "Kingdom of Heaven" and "Laws of Attraction."