Carla Gugino will play the lead opposite Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in Race to Witch Mountain, Disney’s reimagining of its 1975 tween thriller Escape to Witch Mountain.
The Hollywood Reporter says 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.
Gunn Films’ Andrew Gunn is producing, and his company’s Ann Marie Sanderlin is executive producing from Mark Bomback’s recent script. The film is set to begin shooting this month in Los Angeles.