Rosario Dawson (Zombieland: Double Tap) has been cast in HBO Max’s pilot for DMZ, an adaptation of the Vertigo comic book with Ava Duvernay (When They See Us) directing.
Created by Brian Wood and Riccardo Burchielli, DMZ is set in a future where Manhattan Island is a no-man’s land in a brutal civil war.
Dawson will play Alma, “a fierce medic who saves lives while desperately searching for her lost son. As she contends with the gangs, militias, demagogues and warlords who now control the lawless island, she becomes the unlikely source of what everyone there has lost: hope.”
Westworld‘s Roberto Patino is adapting the comic for HBO Max and will serve as the showrunner while DuVernay will direct and executive produce alongside him.