Newcomer actress Blu Hunt has been cast as Danielle Moonstar in 20th Century Fox's New Mutants. Director Josh Boone confirmed the casting via his Instagram.
Hunt's casting ends what Boone describes as an "exhaustive search" for an actress to fill the role. Hunt joins a cast consisting of Anya Taylor Joy as Magik, Maisie Williams as Wolfsbane, Henry Zaga as Sunspot, and reportedly Charlie Heaton as Cannonball.
In comic books, Dani Moonstar is one of the leaders of the New Mutants, and possesses powers of illusion. If the film is directly based on the "Demon Bear Saga" story from early New Mutants comic books - as Boone has implied - Moonstar and her Native American heritage would play key roles in the story.
New Mutants is due out in theaters April 13, 2018.