Carla Gugino Climbs Witch Mountain

Carla Gugino is joining Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in Disney Pictures “Race to Witch Mountain” reports the trades.

The re-imagining of 1975 tween thriller “Escape to Witch Mountain” has a Las Vegas cab driver (Johnson) helping a pair of psychic siblings (Alexander Ludwig and AnnaSophia Robb) escape the clutches of evil men and save the human race from impending doom.

Gugino will play a discredited astrophysicist and UFO expert who meets up with the cabbie who asks for her extraterrestrial expertise. Actor/director Garry Marshall plays a government and UFO conspiracy theorist/fringe scientist who helps them in their quest.

Andy Fickman is directing from Mark Bomback’s recent script. The film is set to begin shooting this month in Los Angeles.