Rosario Dawson to join cast of Zombieland 2

Rosario Dawson has joined the cast of ‘Zombieland 2’.

The ‘Rent’ star is set to be joining a host of big names returning for the highly anticipated sequel to the 2009 horror comedy.

According to Variety, the 39-year-old actress will appear alongside the likes of Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin as they reprise their roles from the original movie almost a decade ago, as well as the newly cast Zoey Deutch whose character is unknown.

As of the time of writing, it’s not known who Rosario will be playing, but it has been reported the film will be set in a post-apocalyptic world which sees slayers facing new breeds of zombies, as well as some fresh human survivors.

The first movie was a huge success when it was released a decade ago, and in the US it over-performed with a box office haul of $75 million on a budget of under $25 million.

Production is set to start this month, and a release this coming October will mean the project – said to be titled ‘Zombieland Too’ – will fall on the 10th anniversary of its predecessor.

‘Deadpool’ writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese will be back penning the scripts, while they will be reunited with director Ruben Fleischer at the helm.

Speaking in 2017, Wernick said: "It is [in active development]. We’re trying to get it going.

"All of our cast have read the script and love it. Reuben [Fleischer] is signed on. It’s just a matter of making our cast deals and making it for a budget number.

"All the cast have become superstars now so, we made ‘Zombieland’ with 20 million, so it’s trying to fit that financial model into the sequel model so it makes sense for the studio and being able to pay the actors what they now get paid and deserve to paid."

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