03/30/2009 AT 03:30 PM EDT
British newcomer Jamie Campbell-Bower is the latest star set to vamp it up in the Twilight
sequel New Moon
The 20-year-old actor – whose previous screen credits include RocknRolla
and Sweeney Todd
– confirmed to BBC News
that he will play immortal villain Caius, leader of the Volturi vampire clan. He joins Dakota Fanning, who will portray
the Volturi's angel-faced minion Jane.
Though Campbell-Bower said taking part in the vampire series is "very exciting," he claims he is no match for sexy
leading man Robert Pattinson
. "I doubt I'll get the same sort of adulation as Robert – but it's always nice when people recognize you for your work," he told BBC News.
Pattinson, Kristen Stewart
and Taylor Lautner
will reprise their roles in New Moon
, which began filming this month and is set to open on Nov. 20, 2009. The third film in the series, Eclipse
, will arrive June 30, 2010.