EXCLUSIVE: Rosario Dawson is set to join Zombieland 2, the next installment of the Sony Pictures post-apocalyptic zombie comedy that will feature original stars Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin. Ruben Fleischer returns to direct the sequel fresh off of the blockbuster success of Venom.
Written by original Zombieland scribes Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, the sequel centers on the comic mayhem that stretches from the White House and through the heartland. The zombie slayers must face off against the many new kinds of zombies that have evolved since the first movie, as well as some new human survivors. Most of all, they have to face the growing pains of their own snarky, makeshift family.
Dawson joins franchise newcomers Zoey Deutch and Avan Jogia with filming slated to begin this week. Gavin Polone will produce, while Reese and Warnick are executive producers.
Zombieland 2 hits theaters October 11.
Dawson can be seen as Claire Temple in five of the Netflix Marvel series: Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Daredevil, The Defenders and Iron Fist. Up next, she toplines the USA Network crime anthology series Briarpatch from exec producer Sam Esmail.
She is repped by CAA and Untitled Entertainment.