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Rose Byrne to join X-Men movie?

Published 17/08/2010 | 11:13

Rose Byrne is in the frame for an X-Men role
Rose Byrne is in the frame for an X-Men role

Rose Byrne is in talks to join the cast of the new X-Men movie.

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The Damages actress would star as the scientist love interest of Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) in X-Men: First Class, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The plot of the superhero prequel - to be directed by Matthew Vaughn - is under wraps but it is expected to be an origins tale following Xavier and Erik Lensherr, who becomes Magneto.

Michael Fassbender has been cast as Lensherr, while Kevin Bacon, Nicholas Hoult, Alice Eve and Jennifer Lawrence are also on board.

Deadline reports that Oliver Platt is also in the frame for a role. The Big C star would apparently play a character called The Man In Black.

X-Men: First Class is due to start shooting later this year.

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