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January Jones joins ‘X-Men’

Thesp to play Emma Frost in 'First Class'

January Jones has inked a pact to play Emma Frost in 20th Century Fox’s “X-Men Origins: First Class.”

Widespread Internet reports contended that Alice Eve was set to play Emma Frost, although no deal was in place.

“Mad Men” star Jones was among several hires that completes the casting of “First Class,” which Matthew Vaughn is directing. “First Class” toplines Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy as young men discovering their powers for the first time, and before taking the names Magneto and Professor Charles Xavier, respectively.

New arrivals in addition to Jones include Jason Flemyng (“Kick-Ass”), who will play Azazel, the father of Nightcrawler, Bill Milner (“Son of Rambow”), who will play Magneto as a young boy, and Morgan Lily (“2012”), who will play a young Raven. Zoe Kravitz will play Angel Salvadore.

Already set to star were Kevin Bacon, Rose Byrne, Edi Gathegi, Nicholas Hoult, Caleb Landry Jones, Jennifer Lawrence, Oliver Platt and Lucas Till.

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