X-Men: First Class ready for a late summer 2010 start and casting is in full swing

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CASTING DIRECTOR UPDATE

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation and Marvel Studios are gearing up for an August 2010 start date for the next installment in the X-Men franchise. Actor James McAvoy has landed the lead role of a young Charles Xavier, aka Professor X in the film.

McAvoy’s career is in full swing with two films in post production and scoring the starring role in this project. McAvoy was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture Golden Globe in 2008 for Atonement. McAvoy is repped by Theresa Peters of United Talent Agency.

The film is being co-produced by Brian Singer – who’s company, Bad Hat Harry Productions, is also one of the production companies involved in this film. Singer has produced and directed such films as the first X-Men, Superman Returns, Valkyrie among many others. He has also been nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys as executive producer of the hit FOX series House.

Lauren Shuler Donner’s production company The Donners’ Company, is also co-producing. The Donners’ Company has produced the films Constantine, 16 Blocks, The Secret Life of Bees , and all of the first three X-Men films.

Shooting will commence in August, 2010 in London, UK. Auditions are taking place in Los Angeles, and casting will also take place London. The film has a scheduled release date of June 3, 2011.

See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.

Please submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Principal Actor Casting (Los Angeles):

Mindy Marin
Casting Artists, Inc.
1433 6th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Extras Casting (London):

TBA

Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies (they will most likely end up in the trash can), they do not cast the films. They hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
X-Men: First Class Production Office
10201 W. Pico Blvd.
Bldg. 26
Los Angeles, CA 90035

Marvel Studios
1600 Rosecrans Ave.
Bldg 7A
Suite 110
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Bad Hat Harry Productions
150 S. Rodeo Drive
Suite 100
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

The Donners’ Company
9465 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 430
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Marv Films
6 Salem Road
2nd Floor
London W2 4BU
UK

Producers:

Lauren Shuler Donner
Bryan Singer
Simon Kinberg

Director: Matthew Vaughn

Starring: James McAvoy

Story:

Following the classic Marvel mythology, the film charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga. Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were archenemies, they were closest of friends, working together, with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known.

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