Rosario Dawson to Star in “Zombieland 2”

Rosario Dawson will seeing, and fighting, dead people…

The 39-year-old Puerto Rican and Cuban-American actress is set to join Zombieland 2, the next installment of the Sony Pictures post-apocalyptic zombie comedy that will feature original stars Woody HarrelsonJesse EisenbergEmma Stone and Abigail Breslin.

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Ruben Fleischer returns to direct the sequel fresh off of the blockbuster success of Venom.

Written by original Zombieland scribes Paul Wernickand Rhett Reese, the sequel centers on the comic mayhem that stretches from the White Houseand 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 Deutchand Avan Jogiawith filming slated to begin this week. 

Zombieland 2 hits theaters on October 11.

Dawson can be seen as Claire Temple in five of the Netflix Marvel series: Jessica JonesLuke CageDaredevilThe Defenders and Iron Fist

Up next, she toplines the USA Networkcrime anthology series Briarpatch.

Rosario Dawson Lands Recurring Role on The CW’s “Jane the Virgin”

Rosario Dawson is heading to Virgin territory…

The 38-year-old Puerto Rican and Cuban American actress and activist has landed a recurring role on The CW’s Jane the Virgin.

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Dawson will appear in multiple episodes of the Gina Rodriguez-starrer in the latter part of Season 4, CW officials announced while kicking off the network’s day at TCA.

CW rep Paul Hewitt said no further details on Dawson’s role are available at this time.

Dawson, most recently seen on Netflix’s The Defenders, in November signed on as an executive producer and narrator of the environment-conscious documentary The Need to Grow, about the importance of healthy soil.

Rosario Dawson to Executive-Produce & Narrate the Documentary “The Need to Grow”

Rosario Dawson has found the need to grow…

The 38-year-old Puerto Rican and Cuban American actress has signed on as an executive producer and narrator of the environment-conscious documentary The Need to Grow, about the importance of healthy soil.

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The film, which took more than three years to shoot, marks the first feature for Earth Conscious Films and is directed by Rob Herring and Ryan Wirick.

With an estimated 60 years of farmable soil remaining on Earth, the film follows activists and innovators of solutions as they fight to heal a broken food system and regenerate the planet’s dying soils.

“Soil health is a crisis that not enough people know about, even though it affects all other environmental issues,” Dawson said. “The stories in this film instantly spoke to me. They’re an inspiring example of resilience and solutions in a time when so much talk is focused on doom and gloom. Solutions are out there. This film needs to be seen.”

Dawson most recently appeared on Netflix’s The Defenders.

Becker Joins the Cast of TNT’s “Dallas” Reboot

Kuno Becker’s career is going south… To Southfork, that is.

The 34-year-old Mexican actor and former telenovela star has joined the cast of TNT’s Dallas reboot, which was picked up for a 15-episode second season following a successful summer run.

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Becker will portray Andres, the troubled brother of Elena (Jordana Brewster). As a boy, Andres (“Drew” to friends and family) witnessed his father’s death, which turned him into an angry juvenile delinquent. He ended up enlisting in the military, and after a tour in Iraq straightened him up, found work on oil rigs all over the globe. Andres will undoubtedly provoke the wrath of Bobby, J.R. and the rest of the Ewings when he returns to Southfork to continue drilling where his father left off.

Becker, who rose to fame in Latin America in telenovelas like Pueblo chico, infierno grande and Soñadoras, had a recurring role on CBS‘ short-lived legal drama The Defenders. He also appeared on three episodes of CSI: Miami‘s final season last year, where he shared screen time with Hollywood legend Raquel Welch. And he gained international notoriety as the star of the Goal! film trilogy.