Jekyll Island approves filming for X-Men movie

SAVANNAH, GA (AP) - Filming for "X-Men: First Class" should begin later this month on a seacoast island in Georgia.

The Jekyll Island Authority said this week it's approved an agreement with Twentieth Century Fox to film the fifth X-Men action movie based on the Marvel comic books about mutant superheros.

Fox spokesman Chris Petrikin said Jekyll Island was picked for its visual aesthetic, ease of travel and the local availability of housing and equipment.

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