Dawson and Coogan Board Percy Jackson


Rosario Dawson and Steve Coogan will run the underworld in Fox 2000’s Greek mythology-infused adventure Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, says The Hollywood Reporter.

Chris Columbus is directing the adaptation of Rick Riordan’s best-selling fantasy-adventure book series that includes the world-saving quest of Poseidon’s half-human son, Percy, in modern America.

Catherine Keener, Pierce Brosnan, Uma Thurman, Sean Bean, Kevin McKidd, Melina Kanakaredes, Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario and Brandon T. Jackson already have been cast.

Coogan will play the nefarious Hades, and Dawson will play his imprisoned wife, Persephone, who has a flirtation with Jackson’s character, Grover, Percy’s best friend. Only the role of Ares, God of War, is yet to be cast.

“Percy Jackson” is scheduled to hit theaters on February 12, 2010.