Last Exorcism Director Thinks Caleb Landry Jones Will Be "Great" in X-Men: First Class
Posted 09.15.10 by Ryan
When Caleb Landry Jones was cast as Sean Cassidy, a.k.a. Banshee, in the upcoming adaptation of X-Men: First Class, comic book fans' first reaction was, "But Banshee isn't in the original comic book!" Their second reaction was, "Who?"
Fans need not worry, says Daniel Stamm, who directed Jones in The Last Exorcism. He went so far as to tell MTV that Jones will be "great" in the movie prequel to the X-Men trilogy.
He was a real find, because I wanted the character to be slightly off, but where you couldn't really pinpoint what's off about him. There's some weirdness about him, and his doesn't have that in real life at all. He's the smartest guy.
He's going to be great in 'X-Men.' I can promise you that. I can't wait. But it's going to be very different than this movie.
...He has this touch of genius. We never really knew what it was until he gave us this CD, because he's a musician. He gave us this CD where he had played all the instruments and written all the songs and recorded them himself, and I kid you not, it was one of the most amazing CDs you've ever heard. It's like Bob Dylan in his best times. So suddenly, we all were like, "That's where that genius is lying. It's on the musical side. But you feel it with him."
Sounds about right for a character whose powers include a sonic scream. Apparently, First Class director Matthew Vaughn agrees.
Next Showing: X-Men: First Class
opens on June 3, 2011