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Matthew Vaughn‘s “X Men: First Class” is picking up another cast member. Benjamin Walker, star of the Public Theater’s “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson,” is the name to remember. He’s going to play Beast, the character played in “X Men 3” by Kelsey Grammer. He’ll be joining the already cast James McAvoy and possibly Michael Fassbender.

Walker, like Grammer a Juilliard grad, is the hottest newcomer in New York theater this season. Until now, Andrew Jackson alsways was in the shadow of Abraham Lincoln. Walker made him hot.

Walker is so hot that the “X Men” role is turning out be an actual, uh, Beast. He still has a few more performances left at the Public. Then the not for profit theater is making plans to transfer to Broadway this fall. But Walker won’t be done with “X Men” until the end of the year. The question is, Will the Public wait for him? The answer is, Most likely, since Walker makes Andrew Jackson. Changing actors would do the play and the audience a disservice.

What a dilemma! Seen from the Public’s side, they’re ready to go and have the rest of the cast in place. It is hoped that this situation will not a Civil War.

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  1. […] Showbiz411 reports that the young actor Benajmin Walker athletic genius Henry McCoy, a.k.a. Beast in Matthew Vaughn’s (Kick-Ass) X-Men: First Class. Don’t worry if you’ve never heard of this dude. His most notable and raved performance is from the stage play Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. He’s made appearances in both Kinsey and Clint Eastwood’s Flags of Our Fathers. […]

  2. […] production "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson," had been offered a role in X-Men: First Class. Showbiz411 has added onto that, saying that he is in talks to play Henry Philip "Hank" McCoy (AKA […]

  3. […] Showbiz 411 is reporting that Vaughn has found his young actor to play Hank McCoy the beast and its Flag of our Fathers actor Benjamin Walker. Walker may not be a well known actor in UK or Ireland but if your a theatre lover he has played in the long running hit Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson which is still playing  in Broadway.The beast or Hank McCoy (played by Kelsey Grammer) first appeared on the big screen in X-Men:Last Stand but sadly for some reason despite been one of the major characters was  under used in the movie. Showbiz are stating Walker has signed up to be in the movie but they cant say for definite he’ll be playing the beast. […]

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