Rent: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Rosario Dawson is set to star in Rent, Revolution's adaptation of Jonathan Larson's Tony-winning play that Chris Columbus is directing.

Dawson will play Mimi Marquez, the Latina stripper afflicted with AIDS and a drug problem.

Not only is Dawson the first actor to officially sign up for the pic, she could also end up being the only principal that was not in the original stage cast.

Taye Diggs, Jesse L. Martin, Adam Pascal, Anthony Rapp and Idina Menzel are in discussions to reprise their roles in the film.

Production is due to start in the spring. Dawson just wrapped Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's Sin City and will next be seen in Oliver Stone's Alexander.