'X-Men' Spin-Off 'New Mutants' Taps Alice Braga to Replace Rosario Dawson

The 'Elysium' actress joins the cast as Dr. Cecilia Reyes, replacing Dawson who bowed out of the movie for an unknown reason.

AceShowbiz - Alice Braga has landed a role in "X-Men: The New Mutants". The star of USA's "Queen of the South" is cast as Dr. Cecilia Reyes, which was previously set to be portrayed by Rosario Dawson, The Hollywood Reporter reports. The reason of Dawson's departure is unclear.

"New Mutants" has previously tapped Maisie Williams to play Wolfsbane, Anya Taylor-Joy as Magik, Charlie Heaton as Sam Guthrie or Cannonball, Blu Hunt as Danielle Moonstar, and Henry Zaga to portray Sunspot.

The "X-Men" spin-off will reportedly be based on the classic "Demon Bear" storyline that has Moonstar as a central character. A Native American telepath, she's originally codenamed Psyche and later Mirage.

"The Fault in Our Stars" helmer Josh Boone is set to serve behind the lens. He's additionally writing the script along with Knate Lee. The movie is set for an April 13, 2018 release in the United States.

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