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Steve Coogan, Rosario Dawson join cast of 'Percy Jackson'

The cast of Twentieth Century Fox’s upcoming fantasy adventure Percy Jackson, about a teenager who discovers that his father is the Greek god Poseidon, just got a whole lot randier. The studio has hired Steve Coogan to play the lord of the underworld, Hades, and Rosario Dawson will take on the role of his imprisoned wife, Persephone, who in this story carries on a flirtation with Percy Jackson’s teenage friend Grover, played by Brandon T. Jackson.

The duo joins Pierce Brosnan (Chiron), Uma Thurman (Medusa), Sean Bean (Zeus), Kevin McKidd (Poseidon), and Melina Kanakaredes (Athena) as fellow Greek gods on the precipice of war unless Percy (Logan Lerman), the half-human son of Poseidon, saves the day. Director Chris Columbus is currently filming the adaptation of Rick Riordan’s first novel in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, The Lightning Thief, in Vancouver, B.C., with an eye on a Feb. 12, 2010, release date.