Acoording to IGN, Iranian actress Shohreh Aghdashloo will be playing Dr. Rao in the upcoming X-Men 3. UXN reports that in "Astonishing X-Men," Doctor Kavita Rao, is a scientist who claims to have a cure for being a mutant. It isn’t clear if this will be her primary role in the new film.

Aghdashloo is probably best known for House of Sand and Fog in which she garnered an Oscar Nomination. She can next be seen in The Exorcism of Emily Rose.