First Two NEW MUTANTS Cast

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The first two members of the big screen New Mutants have been cast, with Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams set to play Wolfsbane and The Witch star Anya Taylor Joy cast as Magick, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Williams later acknowledged the casting via Twitter.

Writer/director Josh Boone reportedly began talks with the two actresses last year, but couldn't confirm the casting until the film was fully greenlit. When rumors of the pair being cast quickly spread at the time, 20th Century Fox seemingly shot down the idea, but the studio - and Williams - left the door open for a later confirmation.

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The report also states that the studio is conducting a wide search for "ethnically appropriate actors" to play characters such as Sunspot and Dani Moonstar, to most accurately reflect the characters from the page on the screen.

Although this fulfills previous rumors of the two being cast for New Mutants, THR's Borys Kit tweeted separately that a third rumored casting - Nat Wolff as Cannonball - is "not happening."

New Mutants is scheduled for an April 13, 2018 release.

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