Rami Malek Joins The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn

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Rami Malek, one of the stars of the recent miniseries “The Pacific” has joined the cast of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, reports ET.

Malek will play Benjamin, an Egyptian vampire with the power to control the four elements (earth, fire, air and water). A member of the Egyptian Coven (which also includes the yet-to-be-cast Amun, Kebi, and Tia) Benjamin and his brethren travel to Forks in the fourth book to serve as witnesses on behalf of the Cullens.

Malek is also slated to appear in the upcoming Tom Hanks film Larry Crowne.

Breaking Dawn begins production soon in Vancouver and Louisiana and will be released as two films, shot back to back. Both are planned for November releases with the first part in 2011 and the second in 2012.