According to Variety, Ben Foster ("Six Feet Under") will play the mutant Archangel in 20th Century Fox's X-Men 3.

The thesp joins fellow X-Men newcomers Kelsey Grammer and Vinnie Jones in the action sequel, which reteams Hugh Jackman, Famke Janssen and Ian McKellen. Brett Ratner is directing.

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Foster's recent pics include Hostage and The Punisher.