Maze Runner actress Rosa Salazar has signed on to star in Battle Angel Alita, an adaptation of the popular Manga by Yukito Kishiro being produced by James Cameron and directed by Robert Rodriguez. Rodriguez made the announcement earlier today.
Set in the 26th century, the story follows an amnesiac female cyborg rescued from a scrapyard and rebuilt. Possessing no memories of her life before being rebuilt but retaining an impressive set of fighting skills, she becomes a bounty hunter while seeking to discover more about her past.
Salazar has previously appeared in Insurgent, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, and FX’s Man Seeking Woman among other credits. She’s repped by Paradigm Talent Agency and Nelson, Davis.