Maisie Williams joins 'X-Men' spin-off 'New Mutants'
Los Angeles [USA], May 12 : A 'girl with no name' is all set to become a 'mutant'.
Anya Taylor-Joy, the star of 'The Witch' and 'Split,' has also joined the project.
The story of the movie will focus on the adventures of a diverse group of teens that include Native American Danielle Moonstar, Scots girl Wolfsbane, Brazilian ladies man Sunspot, a Kentuckian code-named Cannonball and Russian teen Magik.
The movie is headed towards an early July start with a script by Boone and his writing partner, Knate Lee. Simon Kinberg and Karen Rosenfelt are producing.
'New Mutants,' created by Chris Claremont and Bob McLeod, was the first X-Men comic spinoff, launched in the early 1980s as the franchise began two decades of dominating the comic book industry.
Williams will play Wolfsbane, a girl struggling to reconcile her religious beliefs with her power to turn into a wolf.
Taylor-Joy will play Magik, a girl who has learned sorcery and uses teleportation discs to travel. She is also the sister of Colossus, an X-Man who appeared in 'Deadpool.'