‘New Mutants’ Shakeup: Alice Braga to Replace Rosario Dawson

Braga will play Dr. Cecilia Reyes

“Queen of the South” star Alice Braga has joined the cast of Josh Boone’s “New Mutants,” replacing Rosario Dawson who left the project for reason unclear, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

Braga will play Dr. Cecilia Reyes. Her character in the spinoff acts as a mentor for the young adult ensemble cast that already includes “Games of Thrones” star Maisie Williams and “Split” star Anya Taylor-Joy.

Williams is set to play Rahne Sinclair, or Wolfsbane, who must figure out how to reconcile her ability to turn into a wolf with her religious beliefs. Taylor-Joy is Illyana Rasputin, or Magik, a sorceress that uses teleportation and discs to travel. “New Mutants” will focus on their adventures with more mutants yet to be named.

The movie is on track to begin production in July and has a release date of April 13, 2018. Josh Boone, the director, and Knate Lee are writers and Simon Kinberg and Karen Rosenfelt are producing the superhero film.

Brazil-born Braga has appeared in movies such as “I Am Legend” with Will Smith, “Predators,” and “Elysium” with Matt Damon. “Queen of the South” is currently in the midst of its second season.

She is repped by WME and Roar.

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