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X-Men: First Class star Edi Gathegi has won a role on Beauty and the Beast. Gathegi will play the recurring role of Kyle on the CW series, Entertainment Weekly reports. A special agent for a top-secret organisation, Kyle does not suffer fools gladly and enjoys exploiting the weaknesses of his enemies. Gathegi, 33, is best known for his film credits, including 2007's Gone Baby Gone, 2008's Twilight and its 2009 sequel New Moon. He has also appeared in episodes of House, Nikita and Veronica Mars. The CW's president Mark Pedowitz recently predicted that Beauty and the Beast could have "a very long run" ahead, praising the "epic (more) »


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