Ellen Page, who sparked a minor sensation at this year's Sundance Film Festival as the adolescent predator of David Slade's Hard Candy, has been cast as Kitty Pryde in Brett Ratner's much fretted-over third installment in the X-Men franchise. She replaces Lost's Maggie Grace, who couldn't get enough time off of the ABC series to shoot the role. According to the Marvel Directory (because I'm comic-illiterate enough to need such a reference) Kitty is a teenager girl with "phasing" powers, allowing her to move through walls through sheer mental concentration. Shooting starts next week.
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