LOCK, STOCK AND TWO SMOKING BARRELS star Vinnie Jones is the latest star to join the cast of sequel X-Men 3 - but he has to wear a rubber suit to boost his physique.

The former British soccer player will star alongside Halle Berry, SIR IAN McKELLEN, Famke Janssen and Hugh Jackman in the sci-fi movie.

His character is 2.13 metres (seven feet) tall and weighs 413 kilograms (65 stone), meaning broad Jones will need to wear a latex costume.

An insider says, "Vinnie thinks its a great laugh and can't wait to get into the suit."

18/04/2005 09:24