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‘Stranger Things’ star Charlie Heaton in talks to join ‘X-Men’ spinoff ‘New Mutants’

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Stranger Things star Charlie Heaton is joining the X-Men family.

The actor, who plays brooding outsider Jonathan Bryers on the Netflix phenomenon, is in negotiations to join the cast of Fox’s New Mutants.

The Witch and Split star Anya Taylor-Joy and Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams are already signed up for the ensemble young adult superhero movie being directed by Josh Boone. Rosario Dawson is also in negotiations to join the cast.

Heaton will play Sam Guthrie, also known as Cannonball, a teen who propels himself into the air (…like a cannonball) and is invulnerable while doing so.

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