Jessica Biel Exits 'Wolverine' Movie

Sources say actress gets cold feet over chance to play Marvel super-villain Viper.
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Jessica Biel

Jessica Biel's stint as Viper was short-lived.

The Total Recall actress was in talks Friday afternoon with 20th Century Fox to play the sexy villain in The Wolverine. But by late Friday night, Biel passed. Sources say she got cold feet.

A similar turn of events happened in 2007 when Biel was in talks with Warner Bros. to play Wonder Woman in a Justice League of America movie.

Fox now turns its attention to finding another actress to portray the friend-turned-foe of the titular Marvel mutant, played by Hugh Jackman.

The international cast already includes at Will Yun Lee, Brian Tee, Hiroyuki Sanada, Hal Yamanouchi, Rila Fukushima and Tao Okamoto.

James Mangold is directing the film, which begins shooting next month in Sydney.

Fox will release the pic July 26, 2013.