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'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Adds Omar Sy to Its Cast

March 4, 2013 (7:30 am) GMT
The 'Intouchables' star joins the cast of 'X-Men: First Class' sequel which also includes Halle Berry, James McAvoy and Jennifer Lawrence.
Omar Sy

"" has added French actor , who starred in "", to its cast. On Saturday, March 2, director Bryan Singer broke the news on Twitter. "Thrilled to welcome the brilliant #OmarSy from the amazing film #TheIntouchables to the cast of #Xmen #DaysofFuturePast!" he tweeted.

There's still no word on what character is going to be played by Sy. The 35-year-old actor joins , , , , , , , , and who are already on board to reprise their roles.

Meanwhile, is also set to return as Storm. "I'm in. I think I'm in," she told Hollywood Access. "I am (excited), yeah," she continued. "I love Storm. That's one of my favorite characters that I've played. And people love that character as well."

"X-Men: Days of Future Past" is based on the 1981 popular comics storyline "Days of Future Past" by Chris Claremont and John Byrne. This is the third X-Men movie to be directed by Singer after "X-Men" in 2000 and "" in 2003. Simon Kinberg, Matthew Vaughn, and Jane Goldman will co-write the screenplay.

The sequel to 2011's "" is scheduled to start its production on April 15 for a July 18, 2014 release in U.S. theaters.

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