Casting 'The Volturi' in 'New Moon,' the 'Twilight' sequel

Chenworthgloverlee_lNow 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 DaisiesKristin 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!

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addCredit(“Kristin Chenoweth: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic; Crispin Glover: Jeff Vespa/WireImage; Christopher Lee: Dominique Charriau/WireImage”)

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  • whatever

    Who cares. Twilight was not that big of a hit anyways. Dropped 62% the second week. Only pre-teen girls go to these movies and there is no repeat business.

  • Tekkieb

    LOL Only teenage girls see this film and there’s no repeat business?
    Titanic anyone?

  • Angie

    Jane – Kirsten Dunst
    Aro – Johnny Depp

  • krys

    You are wrong to say twilight not a big hit. It already ready tripled what it took to make it and advist for the flim so not to call it a hit is very wrong.

  • Enough!

    Enough Already! It’s called ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, not TWILIGHT WEEKLY. Please tone down the shameless twilight coverage.

  • sara

    I love how people on this site keep comparing this crap fest of a movie to Titanic. At least Kate and Leo could act. EW – seriously – this is not Tiger Beat. STOP WITH THE TWILIGHT COVERAGE.

  • nicola

    Jane is perpetually 14 or something.

  • Bloody Gross

    I hate EW’s obsession with this series.

  • Elizabeth, pleading for EW to Chillax

    I like the obscure actors – no big/household names please. Crap, I had a hard enough time not hating Nina Meyers as Bella’s mom…

  • Paul

    I hope Entertainment Weekly picks up on the general disgust that is taking over their message boards in regard to their obsessive coverage of Twilight.

  • rlen

    Titanic had a much wider demographic than pre-teen girls.. Plus, the quality of that movie is off-the-charts higher than Twilight – which is why it did so well. Whether you like or dislike the Twilight books or the movie, they are most certainly limited in their appeal outside of their core demographic. Unless the movies fundamentally changed their approach to the storyline (which they won’t and shouldn’t), they will always do big business with their core fanbase on opening weekend but will never go beyond that. Its just not that kind of story. Fans shouldn’t get all bent out of shape about that. It just comes with the territory of being a “fangeek” of a niche piece of entertainment.

  • ljamied

    Don’t mind the negative comments. People are passionate about this story. Terrence Stamp could do either Aro or Caius. Julia Stiles would be a good Jane if she can get the accent. There is another white-haired guy, character actor in all the science fiction movies, that would be good but I can’t find his name.

  • Michelle

    I also thought of Kirsten Dunst for Jane, obviously because of her role as Claudia in “Interview with the Vampire.” Maybe Dakota Fanning would be better (age appropriate). Love the idea of Johnny Depp for Aro, but Crispin Glover is probably the better choice (the man defines creepy). Not sure about Caius, but Christopher Lee is definitely a solid suggestion. How about Vincent D’Onofrio for Felix?
    And if you don’t like Twilight, or EW’s “obsession” with it – don’t bother reading the articles or posting on here. Some of us enjoy talking about the series – come back when American Idol returns next month.

  • TexFan

    I think they need to stay with young, fairly unknown actors for New Moon. Everyone in this series is under 30 before they were turned, or that is the impression you are given, so an old, gray haired man with age marks (no disrespect ment, just, come on, look at him, he is just too old for this series) would really work. Remember they are depected as angles in the old master paintings, so they can’t suddenly be old men, not even one of them. The blond bad guy from Hell boy II would be good (sorry, don’t know his name). My thoughts are, bring on the unknowns, and let us learn to love them as we have the actors in Twilight.

  • Amy

    I love all the suggestions for The Volturi, they’re so cool, great job EW for your coverage of Twilight, I love that too…Kristen Chenoweth as Jane would be perfect

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