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French actor Omar Sy is the latest to join X-Men: Days of Future Past

03.04.2013

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X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST has added some international flavor to its cast. Director Bryan Singer took to Twitter to welcome French thespian Omar Sy into the mutant fold:

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Omar Sy is probably most famous for staring in the 2011 French comedy-drama THE INTOUCHABLES (also known as UNTOUCHABLE) that Singer mentions in his tweet. The film was a huge hit overseas (over $400 million) and an American remake is in the works. X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST will be Omar Sy's first English-language role, however who he will be playing in the film has not been released at this time.

I haven't seen THE INTOUCHABLES but I've heard nothing but good things about the flick. The past ten years or so we've seen a massive expansion of theaters in foreign markets and with as much money THE INTOUCHABLES made it comes as no surprise to see Omar Sy cast in a big budget Hollywood movie.

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST is in pre-production and is set to start filming next month. Is this the end of the casting news or do you think there are a couple of roles still left to fill?

Extra Tidbit: Any thoughts on who Omar Sy might play if he is playing a mutant character? Bishop perhaps?

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