Benjamin Walker to Play Beast in X-Men: First Class?

The New York Times was the first to mention earlier this week that Benjamin Walker, the star of the theater production "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson," had been offered a role in X-Men: First Class. Showbiz411 has added onto that, saying that he is in talks to play Henry Philip "Hank" McCoy (AKA Beast) in Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men: First Class.

He would be joining James McAvoy, who will play Charles Xavier, and possibly Michael Fassbender, who is in negotiations for the role of Erik Lensherr (AKA Magneto).

Kelsey Grammer played Beast in Brett Ratner’s 2006 pic X-Men: The Last Stand.