August 18th, 2010
12:36 PM ET
January Jones may be stepping out of Betty Draper’s staid ‘60s styles and slipping into something a little more slinky – the “Mad Men” actress has reportedly joined the cast of the upcoming “X-Men: First Class” movie.
According to Deadline.com, 32-year-old Jones will play Emma Frost, aka the White Queen, a gorgeous telepath who works her magic in an abs-revealing belly shirt and skin-tight pants.
The “X-Men” prequel already has a first-class cast, including James McAvoy as Xavier; Rose Byrne as Xavier’s love interest; Oliver Platt as the Man in Black; Zoe Kravitz as Angel and Kevin Bacon as a bad guy. And oh, yes, there’s also a slew of other mutants.
“I think it will be really cool to see all these guys doing their stuff,” the film’s director told MTV News of his growing cast of characters.
“You understand where these characters have come from, and you obviously know where they're going," he added, "but to see that very important point of their lives where they're discovering their power and working out their ethical take on what to do with their power is a very interesting story to tell."
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