Robert Pattinson Who? Hot New Vamp Joins 'Breaking Dawn'

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It's about time we heard some "Breaking Dawn" casting news, right?

The final book of "The Twilight Saga" – which will be delivered in two installments – starts shooting in Vancouver and Louisiana soon. Of course, Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner and the rest of the gang will be back, but who will play all the vampires who rally together for the big final battle against the Volturi?

Well, here comes the first. "Night at the Museum"'s Rami Malek revealed on Emmy night – he also starred in HBO's "The Pacific" – that he'll be playing Egyptian vampire Benjamin in the second half of "Breaking Dawn."

"It's going to be super-exciting and I'm thrilled," the 29-year-old told "Entertainment Tonight"'s guest reporter, Kate Gosselin.

Like Edward's ability to read minds and Alice's ability to see the future, Benjamin, too, is a sparkling blood sucker with a special talent. He can control the four elements, "Airbender"-style.

Egyptians have given this world many wonderful things, from mankind's first forms of written communication to the mysteriously perfect pyramids of Gaza.  Come Nov. 2012, when the second chapter of "Breaking Dawn" hits theaters (the first will arrive one year earlier), we can add one more item to that list: a hunky, heartthrob of a vampire.

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