Casting 'The Volturi' in 'New Moon,' the 'Twilight' sequel
Now that we know the sequel to box-office smash Twilight is a go, it’s time to consider casting some of the most nefarious — and frightening — characters of the entire series: The Volturi. Here are my picks for a few of the baddie bloodsuckers who’ll be introduced in New Moon:
Jane: The only actress I want to see take on the role of the petite pain inflictor with the childlike voice is Pushing Daisies‘ Kristin Chenoweth. Her voice is certainly high enough, and at 4’11”, she’s also short enough.
Aro: The mind-reading Volturi leader is described as having long, dark hair and translucently white skin. As much as I’d love to see True Blood‘s Stephen Moyer take a stab at the royal role, I’m going to think outside the coffin and offer up Crispin Glover, who has a knack for playing creepy and possesses the gaunt features you’d expect of an ancient undead.
Caius: Having perfected the role of a wise, other-worldly being sporting long white hair in The Lord of the Rings, I’m nominating British thespian Christopher Lee. Plus, he’s got tons of vampire cred, having played Count Dracula more than 10 times throughout his long career.
Well those are a few of my picks for the reigning coven. Who would you cast as Jane, Aro, and Caius, Twilighters? Got any suggestions for other Volturi members, like Alec, Marcus, or Felix? All must be revealed in the comments section below!
addCredit(“Kristin Chenoweth: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic; Crispin Glover: Jeff Vespa/WireImage; Christopher Lee: Dominique Charriau/WireImage”)