6:40am PT by Andy Lewis
Rosario Dawson Narrates 'The Martian' Follow-Up 'Artemis' (Exclusive)
Artemis, Andy Weir’s follow-up to The Martian, publishes Nov. 14, and the audiobook version will be narrated by Rosario Dawson.
Artemis is a near-future thriller set on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon. Petty criminal Jazz Bashara gets the chance to pull the perfect crime only to find herself sucked into a conspiracy for the control of the city itself.
Weir’s debut novel, The Martian, went from self-publishing hit to New York Times best-seller to best picture nominee (and grossed $630 million).
About narrating the new book, Dawson, most recently seen as Claire Temple in Netflix's Marvel series The Defenders, said, “I’m ecstatic to be narrating his follow-up novel, Artemis — a story about a highly intelligent, devil may care, female character who ends up in an otherworldly mystery in the first and only city on the moon.
Added Weir, “I'm such a big fan of Rosario Dawson and am thrilled she will be narrating Artemis for Audible. Her incredible talent and voice are perfect for bringing my heroine, Jazz, to life, and adding a wonderful new dimension to the world I’ve created.”
Dawson (in person) and Weir (satellite) will also be appearing on a panel at New York Comic Con on Oct. 5 to promote the novel and audiobook; 20th Century Fox and New Regency are developing a movie version with Simon Kinberg and Aditya Sood attached to produce.
The audiobook will be available exclusively on Audible and can be preordered now.