Three more positions in 20th Century Fox's 'X-Men: First Class' have been filled: Caleb Landry Jones will play Banshee, an Irish mutant who possesses a "sonic scream"; Nicholas Hoult (pictured here) will play the ape-like superhuman Beast; and Lucas Till is set to play the role of Havoc, the brother of Cyclops, who has the power to control plasma blasts, according to a report in Variety. The Matthew Vaughn film, which begins filming next month, centers on Charles Xavier (James MacAvoy) and Erik Lensherr (Michael Fassbender) -- Professor X and Magneto -- as young men as they discover their powers for the first time. Three more positions in 20th Century Fox's 'X-Men: First Class' have been filled: Caleb Landry Jones will play Banshee, an Irish mutant who possesses a "sonic scream"; Nicholas Hoult (pictured here) will play the ape-like superhuman Beast; and Lucas Till is set to play the role of Havoc, the brother of Cyclops, who has the power to control plasma blasts, according to a report in Variety. The Matthew Vaughn film, which begins filming next month, centers on Charles Xavier (James MacAvoy) and Erik Lensherr (Michael Fassbender) -- Professor X and Magneto -- as young men as they discover their powers for the first time.

Producers Ileen Maisel and Bob Balaban are hoping to take a big-screen trip to 'South Pacific.' Balaban's Chicagofilms and Maisel's Amber Entertainment are developing a feature production of the Rodgers & Hammerstein hit that will use all the play's favorite songs but give the story line a harder edge, according to Variety. "Our movie will be a tougher, more realistic retelling of the same classic story of two very different people whose love for each other transcends their enormous cultural differences," Balaban told Variety. "We think there's a whole new audience just waiting to fall in love with its magical score, epic romance and exotic locale." The Mary Martin-Ezio Pinza musical was an instant hit when it debuted in 1949; the 1958 film, which starring Rossano Brazzi, Mitzi Gaynor, John Kerr and Ray Walston, was that year's top grosser with $36 million. According to Variety, Maisel and Balaban began pursuing the idea of a new 'South Pacific' after seeing the recent Lincoln Center revival.

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