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Will.i.am of Black Eyed Peas Joins 'Wolverine'

February 20, 2008 04:24:47 GMT

The frontman of the hip-hop band was reported to be joining the cast of 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' as John Wraith.


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After Taboo was earlier reported to be joining the cast of "Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li", another member of hip-hop group Black Eyed Peas, will.i.am, is also reported to be going to get involved in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine". Variety reported that the band's frontman has been signed to play John Wraith a.k.a Kestrel, the Team X mutant with the ability to teleport.

The 32-year-old hip-hop superstar will be joined another just confirmed cast members, actor Ryan Reynolds, who is set to play Deadpool, and "Friday Night Lights" star Taylor Kitsch, who is chosen to star as Gambit. The three new cast additions will star alongside Hugh Jackman and Liev Schreiber in the action film set to be released May 1, 2009.

Though he has given a cameo appearance with his band in the film "Be Cool", this Gavin Hood's project will be the hip-hop musician's first film credit. Aside from his work in the music industry, the man whose real name is William James Adams Jr. also has his own signature clothing line called "i.am".

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