Carla Gugino and Frank Marshall have joined the cast of Race To Witch Mountain, according to a Hollywood Reporter story published over the weekend. According to the story, Gugino will play a UFO expert who helps Las Vegas cab driver Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson get two psychic siblings to the titular mountain to escape shadowy government-types who want to experiment on the kids. The wild-eyed Marshall will be playing a government and UFO conspiracy theorist, presumably with wild eyes, who also helps Johnson and the kids.
Yesterday, while my wife and daughter were watching John’s recent film The Game Plan on pay-per-view, I once again pondered why the wrestler-turned-actor has seemingly turned his back on a promising career in the action genre for such family fare as Witch Mountain and the upcoming Tooth Fairy. Was it the withering reviews for Walking Tall (2004) and Doom (2005) that made him seek another acting avenue? Who knows? At least we’ll have him spoofing his tough guy persona this summer in Get Smart.