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.
NEW YORK -- Meagan Good, Carla Gugino, Jane Alexander, Idris Elba and Rhys Coiro are joining a rabbinical Gary Oldman and a haunted Odette Yustman in Rogue Pictures' supernatural thriller "Unborn."
Platinum Dunes' Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller are producing writer-director David Goyer's tale of a girl (Yustman) tormented by the soul of a boy who died in the Holocaust.
Good ("The Love Guru") will play the girl's best friend, and Gugino ("Spy Kids") has been cast as her mother. Alexander will play a Holocaust survivor whose brother's spirit is returning.
Elba ("American Gangster") will play a priest who helps Rabbi Oldman perform exorcisms. Coiro (HBO's "Entourage") is the college professor of Yustman's character, and Cam Gigandet will play her boyfriend.
Principal photography begins March 5 in Chicago. Source
Carla Gugino will be playing the role of Sally Jupiter, the original Silk Spectre, in Zak Snyder's Watchmen. While at the SAG Awards, MTV Movies Blog got the chance to ask her about the role.
It was really one of the craziest, most fun roles I've ever gotten to play," Gugino said. "I start at 25 years old in the 1940s, and I age to 67 years old with full prosthetics in the 1980s. [Sally] is a larger-than-life character. She's a costumed crime fighter, but her idea of a costume is very Bettie Page-meets-[Alberto] Vargas."
Gugino's character is a burlesque-dancer turned superhero, who turns out to be the most PR savy of the heroes. She also becomes a mother figure to the team of heroes, and later passes the torch to her daughter (played by Malin Akerman) and retires - but not before possibly having been raped by one of her teammates. That hero is the Comedian, played by Jeffery Dean Morgan, and it is his murder that sparks the plot of the comic series and film.
"The rape scene is pretty crazy that Jeffrey Dean Morgan and I have," Gugino insisted. "Not that I would say that's the one I really want you guys to see. ... The title sequence of this movie is going to be extraordinary. We spent many weeks over the time of the shoot shooting it. That's going to be a very, very special thing that wasn't scripted, that will be really empowering."
Gugino describes the opening credits as an effort of Snyder to establish the world of Watchmen - one that nearly mirrors our own, but not quite. "It incorporates real history and the fictitious world of Watchmen, and so it's very cool," Gugino explained. "We meet Nixon and all sorts of people."
It is clear that Gugino was impressed with her experience on this film. "It was really great," she remembered of the Canadian shoot. "The cast is extraordinary; we all really bonded with each other. [Director] Zack Snyder has such a very strong and clear vision for this piece." Source
Carla attended the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild last Sunday. She along with her co-stars in the movie American Gangster were nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. On the red carpet, Carla discussed the on going writers strike.
Simulcast on TNT and TBS, live from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center, the SAG Awards continued as planned, in cooperation with the Writers Guild. As Carla Gugino, star of Sin City pointed out to the press, “There's a writers' strike, as most people know, but the Screen Actors Guild and the Writers Guild are very cooperative with each other and very supportive of each other. So, the Writers Guild gave a waiver to this awards ceremony, and it's basically the actors and the writers supporting each other."