Dumont, who is best known for her roles in Aquarius, Bunheads and Pretty Little Liars, will portray Lorna Dane/Polaris, "a strong-willed, brave and loyal mutant who has the ability to manipulate magnetism."
White, who is best known for his roles in Between, 11.22.63 and Night at the Museum, will play "Andy, a sensitive kid and bit of a loner who keeps to himself to avoid the turmoil he faces at school and at home."
Polaris first appeared in X-Men #49 (October 1968) and was created by Arnold Drake, Don Heck, Werner Roth and Jim Steranko. Like her biological father, Magneto, she too can control magnetism — although that wasn't confirmed until Uncanny X-Men #431 (2003). She is also the longtime lover of Havok/Alex Summers.
The X-Men pilot is being written by Matt Nix and directed by Bryan Singer with a script that focuses on two parents who discover their children are mutants. The family then has to go on the run and joins an underground network dedicated to saving mutants.
Lauren Shuler Donner, Bryan Singer, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory will executive produce the pilot.
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