Daniel Henney to play Agent Zero in 'Origins'

Dominic Monaghan and Daniel Henney are the latest mutants to join the cast of Twentieth Century Fox’s “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.”

Monaghan will play Barnell, a mysterious character from Wolverine’s past who has the ability to manipulate energy and electricity. Henney will portray Agent Zero, a member of the Weapon X program and an expert tracker with lethal marksman skills.

Hugh Jackman stars as the titular character, while Liev Schreiber, Danny Huston, Taylor Kitsch, will.i.am, Lynn Collins and Ryan Reynolds have already boarded the project, which is shooting in New Zealand, Australia and New Orleans. Gavin Hood directs from a David Benioff screenplay, which chronicles the origins of the talon-sprouting protag.

Lauren Shuler Donner, Ralph Winter, Jackman and John Palermo are producing. Kevin Feige exec produces.

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