ET Online introduces Rami Malek as the newest Twilight Saga addition. Unfortunately, they do not mention who he will play, but Examiner gives further detail: the young actor will be Benjamin. The info is also on Breaking Dawn’s IMDB Page
For Malek, who starred in the Tom Hanks-produced “The Pacific,” this was his first time at the Emmys and he was thrilled with the HBO project being awarded the statuette for Outstanding Miniseries.
After talking about professional matters, Kate turned professorial when she put Malek to the test during the Kate Quiz.
When Kate asked him to reveal the one star he’d love to meet, Malek seemed definite when admitting that “Modern Family” star Sofia Vergara was not only a star he’d like to meet. He said, ” [Sofia is] someone I could see in my family, [that you'd] aspire to marry and live with for the rest of your life.”
‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2′ is slated to reach theaters on Nov. 16, 2012. ‘Breaking Dawn, Part 1,’ meanwhile, is scheduled to hit the big screen on November 18, 2011. The films are expected to go into production this fall.
Rami is also set to star alongside Tom Hanks in the upcoming film ‘Larry Crowne,’ due out in 2011.
You might remember Rami Malek as “Ahkmenrah,” an Egyptian Pharaoh, in Night At The Museum and Night At The Museum 2: Battle Of The Smithsonian. In Breaking Dawn, the character “Benjamin” is a treasured part of the Egyptian Coven. In other words, it’s easy to see that Rami Malek will pull off the character. Agree with this casting decision? Other thoughts?