Carla Gugino is set to star opposite Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in Race to Witch Mountain, Disney's reimagining of its 1975 pre-teen thriller Escape to Witch Mountain. Actor-director Garry Marshall also will star.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, 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.

Production will start this month in Los Angeles.