Rosario Dawson Will Star In USA Network's Upcoming BRIARPATCH Pilot
According to Deadline, Rosario Dawson (Rent, Seven Pounds) is set as the lead of USA Network's hourlong pilot Briarpatch, from Universal Cable Productions, Paramount Television, MR. ROBOT creator Sam Esmail's Esmail Corp and Anonymous Content.
Written by Andy Greenwald based on the Ross Thomas novel, Briarpatch centers on Allegra "Pick" Dill (Dawson), a tenacious and highly-skilled investigator working in Washington, DC for a young, ambitious Senator. When her ten-years-younger sister, a homicide detective, is killed by a car bomb, Allegra returns to her corrupt Texas hometown. What begins as a search for the murderer becomes a fraught and dangerous excavation of the past Allegra has long sought to bury.
Dawson will also serve as producer on the project, described as celebrating the book's blend of crime, thriller, mystery, and pulp fiction while updating Thomas' sense of fun, danger and place for a new generation.
Dawson made her feature film debut in the 1995 independent drama Kids. Her subsequent film roles include He Got Game (1998), Josie and the Pussycats (2001), Men in Black II (2002), 25th Hour (2005), Rent (2005), Sin City (2005), Death Proof (2007), Seven Pounds (2008), Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010), Unstoppable (2010), and Top Five (2014). Dawson has also provided voice-over work for Disney and DC.
For her role in Rent, Dawson won the Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture; for her role in Top Five, she was nominated for the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actress in a Comedy.
Dawson currently portrays Claire Temple in five of the Marvel/Netflix series: Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and The Defenders.
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