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'Twilight' alum cast in 'X-Men,' Steve Coogan joins 'My Idiot Brother'

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  • Twilight vamp Edi Gathegi has been tapped to play Darwin in X-Men: First Class. A character who possess the ability to “adapt to any situation or environment,” Darwin can, for example, grow gills underwater. Which, of course, now means Kanye finally has a friend! [Deadline]
  • Steve Coogan is the latest to join My Idiot Brother. The actor will play a “self-righteous documentary filmmaker” in the film, which stars Paul Rudd. [Deadline]
  • Cillian Murphy will star in The Retreat, which follows a couple whose vacation is interrupted when they discover an airborne virus has wiped out most of the mainland’s population. I’ll predict the film’s big twist: mainland = Jersey Shore house. [Deadline]
  • NBC announced in a press release that William Baldwin will join Parenthood for a multi-episode arc. The actor will play Gordon Flint, a “dedicated bachelor” who forces employee Adam (Peter Krause) to execute grunt work, and develops a crush on Sarah (Lauren Graham). Sarah likely becomes briefly excited when she confuses Gordon for his older, more successful brother Alec Flint, but is ultimately happy it’s not Stevie B. Flint.