With production ramping up very soon, we’re getting new details on the X-Men: First Class each and every day. Today, we caught word that Alice Eve (She’s Out of My League) will almost certainly be playing Emma Frost in Matthew Vaughn’s upcoming film. I like this casting, if only because she is crazy hot, looks the part, and has a head start on the accent given her British origins. I’m not familiar with her acting, but I feel comfortable with the casting: there is a lot of upside there.
Additional rumors are swirling, as Caleb Landry Jones (the kid who gives Anton Chigurh his shirt at the end of No County for Old Men) is looking like the frontrunner to play Banshee/Sean Cassidy. Given that we know Cassidy is supposed to be older than the rest of the X-Men, casting a kid seems like an odd choice, but Fox has never seemed to have any issues with jumbling the ages of the X-Men in the past so this should not be surprising.
Additionally, Rosamund Pike (An Education) now looks like the leader of the pack to play Dr. Moira McTaggert, after much speculation that she herself would be Emma Frost (which would have killed too – gorgeous, icy, intelligent…how does this not seem like Emma Frost?). Whether or not any of these rumors end up being true are uncertain, but all of the speculation is headed that direction.
More on X-Men: First Class casting updates as we get it. This movie is continuing to shape up quite nicely.