The new "X-Files" movie won't just be a two-actor showcase for David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Xzibit, Amanda Peet and Billy Connolly will add a dash of eclecticism to the cast.
Chris Carter will direct the film, which is expected to be a stand-alone follow-up to the 1998 feature based on the popular FOX drama, from a script he co-wrote with Frank Spotnitz.
Since nobody at 20th Century Fox would dare reveal the nature of the script, the trade paper is doing a bit of guess-work when it comes to the roles played by the cast additions. Xzibit and Peet may be playing FBI colleagues for Mulder and Scully, but maybe they won't.
One thing we do know is that production will begin in Vancouver later this month and a July release date has already been sent.
Xzibit was able to make room in his busy rapping-acting-ride-pimping schedule for "X-Files 2" after Oliver Stone's "Pinkville" was an early casualty of the writers strike. Other credits for Mr. Big Bad Insane, black John McClane include "8 Mile" and "Gridiron Gang."
Peet was most recently seen on NBC's "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" and on the big screen in the drama "Martian Child."
Connolly earned a Screen Actors Guild nomination for "Mrs. Brown." The Scottish comic and "Head of the Class" replacement star also features "Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties" and "The Last Samurai" on his resume.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times