From Gambit to John Carter

Taylor Kitsch, who played Gambit in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, has been snapped up to star in John Carter Of Mars, Pixar’s first live action movie.

The film, an adaptation of the classic pulp sci-fi novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs, will be directed by WALL-E’s Andrew Stanton, who has also written the script with Mark Andrews. Lynn Collins (True Blood) has also been cast as Dejah Thoris, princess and heir to the throne of Mars' Helium kingdom.