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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Casting Rumors: Rosamund Pike to play Emma Frost in new 'X-Men: First Class' film?

Here are a few movie casting rumors from the following P&P actors...

First of, hot on today's casting rumor mill...According to various websites, Rosamund Pike (An Education, Pride & Prejudice) was seen leaving Matthew Vaughan's production office carrying an Emma Frost comic book, hinting that she may play the long time X-Men Headmistress in his upcoming X-Men Origins. (Forces of Geek).

Rosamund Pike is best known for her villainous role as Miranda Frost in "Die Another Day" opposite Pierce Brosnan as James Bond. For us P&P fans, we know her best as Jane Bennet, eldest sister to Keira Knightley's Elizabeth Bennet in "Pride & Prejudice." Miss Pike has also appeared in other films such as "Surrogates," "Doom" and "Fracture."

In "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," Emma Frost (aka the White Queen, who's a mutant telepath with a dry wit) was portrayed by Tahyna Tozzi near the end of the film, as she and several other mutant prisoners are spirited away to safety by Professor Xavier (Patrick Stewart). However, since Atonement's James McAvoy is taking over the part of Xavier, it's not unreasonable to expect that Emma Frost will be recast as well. Also, apparently, Rosamund is a fan favorite for the role and looks the part. So, we'll see what happens on this one.

X-Men: First Class is aiming for a June 3rd, 2011 release.

What are your thoughts on Rosamund Pike potentially appearing as Emma Frost? Yay or Nay?

Hmm, I'd say, Yay! I think this will be an interesting role for Rosamund. She's a pretty good actress who could play either a good or bad girl role. I wonder if Emma is related to Miranda, lol.



Next, Rosamund's P&P co-stars and Bennet sisters Carey Mulligan and Keira Knightley are also both rumored to be cast or vying for the lead role in the much-hyped The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and My Fair Lady (though still in development, Keira has opted out on her interest on this one as it was taking so long for it to go into casting and production...and Keira has a lot of film projects that she's either filming or preparing to film right now to be worrying about this one, lol...she was also rumored to be in talks for a leading female role in new Captain America, but that one was just a rumor as her The Duchess co-star Hayley Atwell, who's also Matthew Macfadyen's co-star in both The Pillars of the Earth and Any Human Heart has officially been cast for the Peggy Carter role)  have all yet to be confirmed. We do know that Keira and Carey (pictured to your left on set of Never Let Me Go) are both starring together in the upcoming Mark Romanek directed thriller, Never Let Me Go, which is set for a limited release on October 1st!

Btw, speaking of Carey and casting rumors...she is, again, rumored to be cast in Sam Mendes’ new project On Chesil Beach. Sounds like this one is based on Ian McEwan's same title novel, On Chesil Beach. McEwan wrote the best-selling novel Atonement that was adapted to the big screen starring Keira Knightley and James McAvoy. Atonement won a Golden Globe Award for Best Picture and was nominated for 6 Oscars.

What do you think of all these recent casting rumors for Carey, Keira, or Rosamund?

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