Wed, 06 Mar 2013 15:15:00 GMT | By AFP

French actor Omar Sy joins 'X-Men' cast

'The Intouchables' star Omar Sy joins the ensemble cast of upcoming movie 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'

French actor Omar Sy joins 'X-Men' cast (© Rex Features)

Los Angeles: French actor Omar Sy, who won praise for his starring role in the film 'The Intouchables', has been added to the star-studded cast of the next 'X-Men' movie, director Bryan Singer has said.

'X-Men: Days of Future Past' - a follow-up to the 2011 reboot 'X-Men' First Class," already boasts best actress Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence, Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender, Ian MacKellen and Patrick Stewart among the cast.

"Thrilled to welcome the brilliant #OmarSy from the amazing film #TheIntouchables to the cast of #Xmen #DaysofFuturePast!" Singer said on Twitter.

Sy's role has not yet been specified. The film is set for release in July 2014.

The French actor won a Cesar, France's Oscar, in 2012 for his role in 'The Intouchables', a comedy about a quadriplegic aristocrat and his home-help from the melting-pot suburbs of Paris. He now lives in Los Angeles.

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