NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Carla Gugino will play the
female lead opposite Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in "Race to
Witch Mountain," Disney's reimagining of its 1975 tween
thriller "Escape to Witch Mountain."
Actor-director Garry Marshall also will star.
In Andy Fickman's feature, Gugino will play a discredited
astrophysicist and UFO expert who meets up with a Las Vegas cab
driver (Johnson). He asks for her extraterrestrial expertise to
help a pair of psychic siblings escape the clutches of evil men
and save the human race from impending doom.
Marshall plays a government and UFO conspiracy
theorist/fringe scientist who helps them in their quest.
Alexander Ludwig and AnnaSophia Robb play the siblings.
Shooting begins this month in Los Angeles.
Gugino recently nabbed the romantic lead opposite Robert De
Niro in the thriller "Righteous Kill" and will play Sally
Jupiter/Silk Spectre in the superhero flick "Watchmen."
"Pretty Woman" director Marshall has showcased his menschy
appeal as the voice of Buck Cluck in "Chicken Little" and in
numerous supporting roles for decades.