X-Men: Alice Eve To Play Emma Frost

June 29, 2010 by  
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Alice210We can all put those Rosumund Pike rumours to bed now as Deadline reports that Alice Eve is being lined up to play sultry superhero siren Emma Frost in the upcoming X-Men: First Class.

Eve has been raising some eyebrows in Hollywoodland lately with with roles in She’s Out Of My League and Sex And The City 2. She lost out to Hayley Atwell for a part as Captain America’s main squeeze, Peggy Carter but someone down at Marvel evidently liked what they saw. Dare we say that she’s a better fit for Miss Frost?

The character is your typical sexy telepath (when was the last time you saw any female superhero without a body to rival a supermodel?) who is no stranger to manipulation and a bit of duplicity on the side – a trait which made her both a primary antagonist for Professor X’s band of burgeoning mutants as well as one of their later leaders.

Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass) is down to direct the prequel which will chart the early days of mutant society and already has James McAvoy down for Professor X (with hair we wonder?) and Michael Fassbender as Magneto (probably the best bit of casting you could ask for). Shooting begins in London this summer.

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