NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - The new "X-Files" movie
will be packing more heat.
Rapper Xzibit, Amanda Peet and Scottish comic Billy
Connolly have signed on for director Chris Carter's next
big-screen adaptation of the hit TV series.
Citing a policy of secrecy surrounding the plot line, Fox
would not confirm any details regarding the three actors'
roles. But sources said Xzibit and Peet will play FBI agents
alongside David Duchovny's Mulder and Gillian Anderson's
The supernatural thriller is a stand-alone story, not a
sequel or continuation of the hit 1998 feature adaptation.
Carter and Frank Spotnitz wrote the screenplay, and
production is expected to begin this month in Vancouver. The
film is set to hit theaters in July.
Xzibit recently was cast opposite Bruce Willis and Woody
Harrelson in Oliver Stone's "Pinkville," but his schedule was
freed up when that film was put on hold because of the writers
strike. His credits include "8 Mile" and MTV's "Pimp My Ride."
Peet was recently in theaters with another alien-related
film, the New Line drama "Martian Child." Connolly has appeared
in "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events" and "The