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We were pretty excited to see Robert Rodriguez sign on to take the helm of the long-simmering film adaptation of Battle Angel Alita. Now, the project has cast its lead actress: Rosa Salazar.

According to Collider, Salazar will be playing Alita, an amnesiac cyborg who becomes a bounty hunter after being discovered in a landfill by a doctor. The story follows her journey as she attempts to discover who she was. Salazar recently made a name for herself in The Divergent Series: Insurgent and in Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, and was one of the final three choices to lead the film.

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Despite the casting news, there’s no word on when the film will enter production, although this does appear to be a positive step in that direction.

[Collider]