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Rosario Dawson Out, Alice Braga In as X:MEN Spinoff NEW MUTANTS Shoots

Rosario Dawson Out, Alice Braga In as X:MEN Spinoff NEW MUTANTS Shoots

The Hollywood Reporter has published an item stating that Daredevil star Rosario Dawson has left the X-Men spinoff film, New Mutants, and will be replaced by Brazilian superstar Alice Braga. The reasons for Dawson’s departure have not been made clear.

Braga, who currently stars in USA’s Queen of the South, has previously appeared in films such as I Am Legend and Elysium. She will join a cast of young, up and coming stars that include Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch and Split), Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams and Stranger Things star Charlie Heaton.

Alice Braga

The film was written and is being directed by Josh Boone, and is supposed to provide a fresh spin on the franchise to distinguish it from its predecessors. The story centers around five teenagers learning to deal with their newfound powers while being kept in a facility against their will. Dawson’s former and now Braga’s current character is Dr. Cecilia Reyes, a mutant that generates biofields.

New Mutants is slated for release April 2018.

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J. Don Birnam

J. Don Birnam, a voting member of the New York Film Critics Online, has been a movie lover since he saw the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film in theaters at a tender age, and has been a devoted student of American film history every since. His favorite films range from Back to the Future to West Side Story, depending on the time of day, and has a mildly unhealthy obsessions with the Academy Awards. Any similarity with the slightly unstable writer in the seminal 1944 film ‘The Lost Weekend’ is pure coincidence

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