West Coast rapper Xzibit has signed on to play a FBI agent in the upcoming 'X-Files' film. X will join actors David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Amanda Peet and Bill Connelly in the science-fiction television series' second time on the big screen. The film is slated for a July release, with production beginning this month in Vancouver.

Xzibit was recently cast alongside Bruce Willis in Oliver Stone's latest flick, 'Pinkville,' but the film has been put on hold due to the writer's strike. The rapper's film credits include 2006's 'Gridiron Gang,' 2005's 'Derailed,' and 2002's '8 Mile.'