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Rosario Dawson Joins Netflix Project THR

Actress Rosario Dawson, known for feature films including "Men in Black II" and "Sin City," will play what's being called a "pivotal role" in "Daredevil," Netflix's new Marvel superhero project, The Hollywood Reporter's Live Feed reports.

Marvel announced the casting today on its website, saying Dawson will appear in multiple episodes.

"She will play a dedicated young woman whose quest to heal the wounds of Hell's Kitchen brings blind attorney Matt Murdock ('Boardwalk Empire's' Charlie Cox) unexpectedly crashing into her life, while her own journey forever alters the course of his battle against the injustices of this broken city," THR reports.

The report adds: "Dawson's casting comes more than a week after Vincent D'Onofrio joined the 13-episode series as 'The Kingpin.' In late May, The Hollywood Reporter reported that 'Spartacus' ' Steven S. DeKnight would be taking over the reins as showrunner from Drew Goddard, who will be segueing to 'Sinister Six.'"

The "Daredevil" project is part of a larger pact between Netflix and Marvel, with Netflix also picking up "Jessica Jones," "Iron Fist," "Luke Cage" and the miniseries "The Defenders."

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