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''X-Files'' movie casts Amanda Peet, Xzibit

The Hollywood Reporter reports that Chris Carter’s upcoming X-Files movie has cast Amanda Peet and rapper Xzibit as fellow FBI agents to David Duchovny’s Mulder and Gillian Anderson’s Scully. The second film adaptation of the supernatural TV series will not be a sequel to the 1998 original movie but a stand-alone story, though the plot is being kept under tight wraps. The Reporter also states that Scottish comedian Billy Connolly (Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events) has been given a role in the project as well. Peet is set to star opposite Mark Ruffalo and Ethan Hawke in Brian Goodman’s drama Real Men Cry for Yari Film Group. Xzibit recently was cast opposite Bruce Willis and Woody Harrelson in Oliver Stone’s Pinkville, that film has been put on hold because of the writers strike. (Hollywood Reporter)