'About A Boy' star Nicholas Hoult has reportedly signed up to appear in 'X-Men: First Class'.

According to Coming Soon, the actor, who recently appeared in 'A Single Man' and 'Clash of the Titans', will play Beast, a scientist who possesses superhuman strength and a blue, cat-like appearance.

Actors James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Alice Eve and Aaron Johnson have previously signed up to appear in the movie.

Filming is due to begin in London later this summer.