According to The Hollywood Reporter, Alice Braga has been added to Josh Boone’s upcoming horror film, New Mutants. The actress is set to play Dr. Cecilia Reyes, a medical doctor whose latent mutant power awakens.
Braga is known to genre fans for her roles in I am Legend and Predators. The Brazilian-born actress currently stars in USA’s Queen of the South.
Rosario Dawson was previously cast in the role of Reyes, but she is no longer involved in the project.
Braga joins the previously announced Maisie Williams, Charlie Heaton, Henry Zaga and Anya Taylor-Joy.
New Mutants is an X-Men spinoff which follows a group of teenaged mutant superheroes. Created by writer Chris Claremont and artist Bob McLeod, the characters debuted within the pages of 1982’s Marvel Graphic Novel #4. In 1983 the characters premiered in their own title, New Mutants which ran until 1991.
New Mutants has a release date of April 13, 2018.
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