Maria Bello is the latest name to join the cast of the upcoming Max Steel movie.
Bello will play the character Molly McGrath, the mother of the movie and franchise’s hero, Max McGrath.
Dolphin Films – who has partnered with Mattel to develop and produce the movie based on the popular franchise – made the announcement this week.
“Maria Bello is a critically acclaimed actress who immediately grounds her role and elevates our film,” said Bill O’Dowd, CEO, Dolphin Films.
Bello joins a cast featuring Andy Garcia, Ben Winchell and Ana Villafane.
The actress has been recognised for her previous roles in The Cooler, Prisoners and Coyote Ugly and has starred in the critically acclaimed film History of Violence, for which she won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress and was nominated for a Golden Globe.
“Welcoming Maria Bello to our cast brings a new dimension of talent that will complement the depth and feel of the max Steel story,” said Julia Pistor, producer, Mattel Playground Productions.
“Production is well under way and we are tremendously excited to bring the cast together to create an emotionally charged, action packed performance that will excite audiences around the world.”
The movie is set to chronicle the adventures of 16 year old max McGrath and alien companion Steel, who must combine their powers to evolve n to the superhero Max Steel.