Rapper Xzibit, Amanda Peet [NWS pics - you're welcome] 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 Scully. The supernatural thriller is a stand-alone story, not a sequel or continuation of the hit 1998 feature adaptation. [Hollywood Reporter]
The lede in this story was, “The X-Files movie will be packing more heat.” What the fuck’s that supposed to mean? That all rappers carry weapons? That’s some racist shit – Xzibit would shoot you for saying that.
And by the way: Xzibit, David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Amanda Peet, Billy Connelly – this may be the weirdest cast of all time. If Xzibit and Billy Connelly get in a freestyle fight by the lunch truck, I might have to go and lie down. Gillian Anderson is now 67 years old. True story.