Kitty Pryde Is Cast Again

As X3 gets closer and closer to shooting

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We had reported that Maggie Grace, of 'Lost' fame, was in talks to play Kitty Pryde in X-Men 3. Well, that was then and this is now, because Ellen Page has signed up instead to become the third actress to play the mutant onscreen days before shooting commences on Tuesday. Kitty Pryde, aka Shadowcat, aka Sprite, aka Ariel, aka Choose-An-X-Name-And-Stick-To-It, is a young mutant who has the ability to phase through solid matter. When she's insubstantial, she can walk on air, and disrupt electrical machinery by phasing through it. Which is quite handy given that the X-team tend to get locked up on a regular basis. She's appeared, in small cameos, in both previous X-Men movies, played by Sumela Kay and Katie Stuart. Page is almost totally unknown in this country, having appeared in Sundance entry Hard Candy (not yet released here), and such previous films as, er, I Downloaded A Ghost and Wilby Wonderful. Presumably Kitty's role is going to be bumped up a little this time, but to what end, we don

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