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January Jones for 'X-Men: First Class'

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January Jones has signed up to star in X-Men: First Class, it has been revealed.

According to Deadline, the Mad Men actress is to play Emma Frost, a telepathic mutant also known as the White Queen, whose allegiances continually shift throughout the X-Men comic book series.

Alice Eve and Rosamund Pike were previously linked to the role, but Jones has apparently agreed to start shooting as soon as the fourth season of Mad Men wraps up in September.

Director Matthew Vaughn also announced that Zoe Kravitz has been cast as Angel, Bill Milner will play a young Magneto, and Morgan Lily is to portray the Young Raven.

They join James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Caleb Landry Jones, Nicholas Hoult, Lucas Till, Edi Gathegi, Jason Flemyng Rose Byrne, Oliver Platt, Kevin Bacon and Jennifer Lawrence in the final cast list for the summer 2011 film.

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