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Malek joins Breaking Dawn cast

Published 01/09/2010 | 15:08

Rami Malek will join Robert Pattinson (pictured) in Breaking Dawn
Rami Malek will join Robert Pattinson (pictured) in Breaking Dawn

Rami Malek has said he is "thrilled" to be joining the superstar cast of Twilight.

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The Egyptian-American actor will play Benjamin, a member of the Egyptian Coven who has the ability to control the elements: water, earth, fire, and air, in the fourth instalment of the Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn.

"I think it's going to be great - it's going to be super exciting and I'm thrilled," he told Entertainment Tonight of working with Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner.

Rami, who celebrated an Outstanding Miniseries Emmy win for The Pacific, has played the pharoah Ahkmenrah in Night At The Museum and its sequel and will next be seen in Tom Hanks' forthcoming comedy-drama Larry Crowne.

Breaking Dawn: Part 1 will open on November 18, 2011, while the second part will drop a year later.

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