Alice Braga has joined the cast of New Mutants, the upcoming X-Men spinoff from director Josh Boone. Braga, who has appeared in such films as Predators and I Am Legend, is stepping into the role initially inhabited by actress Rosario Dawson - who has exited the project for unknown reasons.
Braga will portray Dr. Cecilia Reyes, a medical doctor who has the ability to generate a protective bio-field around herself but also has more going on than she lets on.
Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams, Charlie Heaton, Henry Zaga and Blu Hunt also star.
New Mutants draws heavily on the 1980s comic book works by Chris Claremont, Bob McLeod and Bill Sienkiewicz. It will tell of five diverse teens learning to cope with their superpowers who must escape a secret facility where they are being held against their will. The studio is intent on taking a horror-thriller approach to the spinoff.
The movie begins shooting in Boston this July and is set for release on April 13th, 2018.
Source: THR Heat Vision
For More From Infinite Earths, Be Sure To