Like Star Trek, most specifics on the long-rumored movie are being kept under wraps like a government conspiracy. The only confirmed news is David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are returning to reprise their roles as agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, series creator Chris Carter wrote the screenplay (along with X-Files writer Frank Spotnitz) and will direct, and the movie will have a stand-alone story and won't be a sequel to the 1998 film.
Xzibit and Peet are set to play fellow FBI agents, according to The Hollywood Reporter, citing sources. No word was given on Connolly's character. Because the story of the film is so closely guarded, 20th Century Fox would not confirm the sources' information.
Rapper Xzibit got his start on the mic, but soon developed into a major television personality thanks to his spot hosting MTV's Pimp My Ride. He's also appeared in the films XXX: State of the Union, Gridiron Gang, and 8 Mile. Peet is best known for roles in The Whole Ten Yards and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. Scotsman Connolly is legendary as a foul-mouthed comedian, musician, and actor, having roles in varied titles such as White Oleander, Muppet Treasure Island, and Fido, in which he played a domesticated zombie.
The X-Files ran for nine seasons between 1993 and 2002 on Fox, and is one of the most successful science-fiction television shows in history. The X-Files movie was released in 1998 and grossed almost $200 million worldwide.