Alice Braga Replaces Rosario Dawson In ‘New Mutants’; Josh Boone Talks Trying Different Things

By Dipannita | Jun 30, 2017 09:58 PM EDT

Rosario Dawson is no longer a part of "New Mutants" as she has left the project. Alice Braga has stepped in to take her place and director Josh Boone has said that they are trying to do something very different in this "X-Men" spinoff movie.

Alice Braga is the new face to have joined "New Mutants" star cast. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 34-year-old Brazilian actress has replaced Rosario Dawson in the "X-Men" spinoff movie and it is not yet known as to why Dawson left the project. What is known is that Braga will be playing Dr. Cecilia Reyes in the film who is a doctor and possesses supernatural abilities. She can create a protective bio-field around herself and also possess other secret powers.

Notably, Alice Braga has previously starred in films like "Predators," "Elysium" and "I Am Legend." Currently, she is seen in crime drama TV series "Queen of the South" as Teresa Mendoza, the lead character and the show is running into its second season. As for "New Mutants," the spin-off movie stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams, Charlie Heaton, Blu Hunt and Henry Zaga in main roles and it revolves around five teenagers who are struggling to escape captivity at a secret facility and in the process also learning to deal with their superpowers.

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"New Mutants" is being directed by Josh Boone of "The Fault in Our Stars" fame and he has also co-written the script with Knate Lee, Entertainment Weekly reported. He has also famously said that "New Mutants" will have a distinct tone than other superhero movies Warner Bros. studio has produced.

In an interview, he said that "New Mutants" is a full-fledged horror movie based in the X-Men universe and that there are no costumes and supervillains in it. It may be mentioned here that "New Mutants" is scheduled to start filming from next month and the movie has a release date of April 13, 2018.

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