January Jones In, Alice Eve Out of “X-Men: First Class”

The star of "Damages" and "Get Him to the Greek" hopes to play Prof. X's colleague and "ladyfriend."

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January Jones, aka Betty Draper of <i>Mad Men</i> has been cast as the beautiful telepath Emma Frost in "X-Men: First Class," refuting earlier reports that had the role going to Alice Eve (<i>She's Out of Your League</i>).
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Rose Byrne (<i>Get Him to the Greek, Damages</i>) is in talks to take the role of Dr. Moira Taggart, scientist and love interest of Prof. Charles Xavier.
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Oliver Platt recently signed on to play the "man in black," presumably a government agent making life difficult for Prof. X and his young charges.
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Jason Flemyng, seen earlier this year playing a goon in <i>Kick-Ass</i> has reunited with director Matthew Vaughn for <i>First Class</i>, in which he'll play Azazel, the demon father of Nightcrawler.
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They jon a cast that already includes James McAvoy as Prof. Charles Xavier, the founder of Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters...
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Michael Fassbender as Xavier's one-time friend Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto, with whom he would later have a bitter falling out over the place of mutants in polite society...
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Nicholas Hoult (<i>A Single Man</i>) as half-man, half-ape Hank McCoy / Beast...
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Jennifer Lawrence (<i>Winter's Bone</i>) as the shapeshifting Raven Darkholme / Mystique...
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Edi Gathegi (<i>Twilight</i>) as the instantly evolving Armando Muñoz / Darwin...
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Lucas Till (<i>Hannah Montana: The Movie</i>) as Cyclops' younger brother who struggles to control his power to create plasma blasts, Alex Summers / Havok...
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Caleb Landry Jones (<i>No Country for Old Men</i>) as the sonic-screaming Sean Cassidy / Banshee...
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and Kevin Bacon as the bad guy, Sebastian Shaw, leader of the Hellfire Club, who can absorb kinetic energy and convert it into physical strength.
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