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X-Files 2 – Xzibit mentioned in article, title of movie revealed

The name of the new X-Files 2 movie has finally been revealed. Sources say the movie is entitled “X Files : I Want To Believe“.

Xzibit’s casting has also been discussed in a recent interview with the creators/writers of the movie, Chris Carter and Frank Spotnitz.
“There are three actors new to the X-Files franchise who are said to have notable roles in the film, including Amanda Peet, rapper Xzibit and Scottish comedian Billy Connolly. Spotnitz discussed each of these actors, explaining “Amanda Peet is an FBI agent, as is Xzibit. In Amanda Peet, we were looking for somebody who was Scully-like in a way – that intelligence, that intensity, that authority that Gillian Anderson naturally commands, so Amanda we thought, especially after seeing her in Studio 60 on television, we thought she was great for this role. Xzibit was just a discovery for us. We knew his music, but we didn’t realize what a great actor he was. He’s really fantastic. He’s another FBI agent. I don’t think you would picture him as an FBI agent normally. But he’s really quite good.

Source: XzibitCentral.com Exclusive!

New Xzibit Blog: Im in Canada,and its f*ckin FREEZING!

The following is taken from Xzibit’s latest blog to his fans. The blog is at http://www.xzibit.com/blog.

Man where do I start,
I apologize for the long time between blogs, so I will make this a good one. After I finished the movie in New Orleans I went back to LA and took a second to regroup and reset for the new year. I had a kick back new years eve at my crib, had a bunch of people over and brought it in with family. The club scene in LAis cooked and burnt up so that was NOT an option. Jokes and food and lots and lots of henessy went around and it was a great evening. Let me rewind the tape a little and tell you about my hair cut. One day I got up and took my braids down and was about to make the call to get it re braided I looked in the mirror and put the phone down and picked up the clippers. I cut my hair myself to a little afro. I gotta tell you after Icut it and took a shower I felt preety fuckin good. After 10 years of braids I felt like it was time. Now after that I got a call from my agents about a Oliver Stone movie named “Pinkville” and there was a part that would be good for me, I got the script and loved it. I went in to read for Oliver 2times beforeI got the offer, I was hyped to travel and do a war film with Oliver Stone because he knows that world so vividly. Well 2 days before we are supposed to get on the plane, I get the call that the movie had been put on hold because of the writers strike. Even though the script had been complete, changes were requested on some of the dialouge and you cant do that wthout writers, everyone agreed and stood on the side of the writers and supported the decision. I got a call a few days later about the new X FILES movie being directed by Chris Carter and he heard I was coming in and flew down to meet me and watch me read. I meet Chris and talked to him about music. I was shocked to see he had heard the song I did “YEAR 2000” where I mention the X FILES in the 3rd verse. He was very direct and nice to deal with, a little while later I got the call to pack my bags for Canada. So here I am writing to all my folks in a ski resort 3hours from Vancouver, Its beautiful but cold. like 15 below 0 cold,…..and Im standing it it………in a suit……..welcome to hollywood. LOL. All bullshit aside I am having a great time. David Ducovnny, Amanda Peet, Billy Conolly and Gillan Anderson are very cool and great people to work with. The whole crew for that matter are some of the best people you can find, I mean its brick out side and these folks are our out there setting up lights and setting up cameras and shit, hours before they yell ACTION. They deserve every penny they get. I wont be back to LAtill March so I gotta good news flash for you when I get home, I will holla back at you guys asap…..thanks for stoppin in!!! If you wanna see what I look like in the film go XZIBIT.COM its on the main page………..

“ITS NOT HOW GOOD YOU ARE, ITS HOW BAD YOU WANT IT”

xXx

Source: XzibitCentral.com Exclusive!

Pictures of Xzibit On The Set of X-Files 2 Movie

Check out the photos of Xzibit on the set of X-Files 2 taken while shooting a scene last night for the first day of shooting. X-Files fans get ready, because Mulder and Scully are coming back next summer to a theater near you, where Xzibit will be playing a major role in the movie!

Xzibit Lands Role In New 'X-Files' Movie

Xzibit Lands Role In New 'X-Files' Movie

Xzibit Lands Role In New 'X-Files' Movie

Stay tuned to XzibitCentral.com for more news and pictures from the set of X-Files 2!

Source: XzibitCentral.com Exclusive!

Xzibit Lands Role In New ‘X-Files’ Movie

Mulder and Scully are about to get pimped out and then some.

Xzibit, the hit-making rapper and hilarious host of MTV’s Pimp My Ride, will join Amanda Peet and Scottish comedian Billy Connolly in key supporting roles for the upcoming X-Files movie.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Xzibit and Peet will play FBI agents working alongside David Duchovny’s Fox “Spooky” Mulder and Gillian Anderson’s Dana Scully in the second film based on Fox’s hugely popular sci-fi series.

No word on Connolly’s role. A rep for Fox declined to provide any information on the threesome’s characters, and details of the plot remain a closely guarded secret.

What we do know is that unlike the first X-Files feature in 1998, the new film will avoid the series’ abstruse mythology and instead work as a standalone installment about some kind of supernatural mystery.

X-Files creator Chris Carter will direct the film from a script he wrote with series writer and executive producer Frank Spotnitz.

Talk of another X-Files movie has been ongoing since the 1998 release grossed more than $189 million worldwide. But the project stalled as Carter and Fox engaged in lengthy litigation over residuals from the show’s syndication sales.

The two sides settled earlier this year, clearing the way for the new chapter.

Aside from his seven-season sojourn on Pimp My Ride, Xzibit has guested in CSI: Miami and freestyled opposite Eminem in 8 Mile. More recent film roles include XXX: State of the Union with fellow emcee Ice Cube, Derailed with Clive Owen and Gridiron Gang with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

Xzibit had been set to star opposite Bruce Willis and Woody Harrelson in Pinkville, Oliver Stone’s drama about the My Lai Massacre. But that picture was shelved due to the writers’ strike, allowing Xzibit to fit the X-Files sequel into his schedule.

Known for her roles in The Whole Nine Yards and NBC’s Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Peet currently stars opposite John Cusack in the New Line drama Martian Child. She also recently agreed to headline the drama Real Men Cry with Ethan Hawke and Mark Ruffalo.

Connolly had a memorable turn as Uncle Morty in 2004’s Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. Other film credits include White Oleander, The Last Samurai and the voice of McSquizzy in last year’s Open Season.

The still-untitled X-Files film is due to begin shooting later this month in Vancouver and hits theaters July 25, 2008.

Source: E! News