Frasier mutates into hero

Kelsey Grammer, long known for playing radio psychologist Frasier Crane on television, has signed up to join the cast of X-Men 3. Grammer, who played Dr. Crane on the long-running series Cheers and then its spin-off Frasier, will reportedly play the hairy blue mutant named Beast. Beast is the alter ego of Dr. Hank McCoy, who is also a brilliant scientist.

Also cast in the X-Men 3 film is Maggie Grace, who plays Shannon Rutherford on the ABC series Lost. Grace will play the role of Kitty Pryde, a young mutant who can walk through walls.

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