Rami Malek Joins ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn’

Published 5 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 11:01 am,

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Earlier this summer it was confirmed that the final installment of The Twilight Saga would be split into two films to milk the fans have more time to tell the story of the conclusion of the series. It will cost Summit Entertainment a pretty penny to do so because the cast was only signed to four features – not that it matters considering how much Breaking Dawn will make from double-charging fans Harry Potter style.

At the Entertainment Tonight exclusive Emmy party on Sunday, ET correspondent Kate Gosselin was able to find out what new face will be joining the cast of Breaking Dawn. Rami Malek, who was on hand to celebrate The Pacific for which he starred in, will play an Egyptian vampire named Benjamin in part 2 of Breaking Dawn.

In the books, Benjamin is a cheerful character and friend of the Cullens. Better yet, he has the unique power of controlling the four elements and will easily become a fan-favorite character as he works with Bella to fight off the Volturi. Edward (Robert Pattinson) is especially fond of Benjamin as well due to is moral values, good nature, and sense of right and wrong.

The Egyptian coven, which includes Tia, Amun and Kebi, pay special attention to Benjamin because of his gifts and this is why Amun turned him in the first place, knowing his potential power.

Strangely enough, the LA-born Malek played the Egyptian pharaoh Ahkmenrah in Night at the Museum and its sequel, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian.

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Rami Malek as the Egyptian non-vampire Ahkmenrah

Malek is excited to play a character who has an important role in the latter half of Breaking Dawn and isn’t shy about sharing his feelings.

“I think it’s going to be great… It’s going to be super exciting and I’m thrilled”

I was a fan of David Slade’s work on Eclipse where he made it the only film of the series so far I found to be enjoyable. Let’s hope Bill Condon can make Breaking Dawn 1 & 2 work for moviegoers outside of the Twilight fanbase.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 will arrive in theaters November 18th, 2011 and Part 2 will follow on November 16th, 2012.

Source: ET

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  1. I may have been very drunk when I read the book, but I don’t remember this character at all

    • You’re not the only one. I don’t remember this guy at all!

      • Oh good, glad it’s not just me.

        • Haha And I’m pretty sure I reread Breaking Dawn too. I only remember the half human, half vampire kid from South America. This Ben character is news to me.

          • Also, is Ben a paticularly Egyptian name? Ha!

  2. Twilight story is turning more and more into a comic mythology than a love story from how I first perceived it…

  3. The next addition will be a vampire form the the planet Melmak… And he will battle the Count form Sesame Street.

    • I’d pay to see that.

    • In 3D, of course. :-)

  4. All I can say is that he looks ridiculous in those fake Egyptian costume.

  5. All I can say is that he looks ridiculous in that fake Egyptian costume.

    • did you see the pacific??????? he is an amazing actor.

  6. benjamin is the one that controls the weather its really kewl and hes the one that goes against his creator who wants to go back becuz supposedly darlisle is “stealing”half his coven and he speaks out saying he is going to stay i mean how can u NOT remeber him,hes really nice and i cant NOT WAIT FOR BREAKING DAWN

  7. Wow this dude will amazing if Benjamin has sn accent rami will nail it u guys will be amazed I have loved this dude ever since he played Hassan in over there and Kenny in the war at home he has always impressed me this dude is an actor u guys wount forget rami has gained so many fans after the pacific now he will gain more :) rami u rock will always be there for u :)

  8. Im also think that this particular character is not the one that we all remembered from the book…Much interesting the african women and Bella’s child and ofcorse that new half vampire half human guy…I love all the books and think the actors could played 1-st film a bit better…by the way did somebody notice that Stefany Mayer was actualy in the 1-st movie? :))) I’ve notice her only after my 5 time watching it :) I’m dying to meet her! (sorry 4 my bad engl.)