Katherine Waterston to Star in Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant!

Katherine Waterston will star in Alien: Covenant

Deadline reports that Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice) has been cast in Ridley Scott’s upcoming Alien: Covenant in the lead role of Daniels. Waterston previously appeared in Steve Jobs earlier this year and will co-star in the upcoming “Harry Potter” spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in November 2016.

The second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with PrometheusAlien: Covenant connects directly to Scott’s original film from 1979. Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world — whose sole inhabitant is the “synthetic” David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.

Scott recently said in an interview that all the forms of the classic Xenomorph will appear in the upcoming film, from the iconic egg to the “big boy himself.”

Production on Alien: Covenant is set to begin in February of 2016 in Australia, with Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender set to reprise their roles of scientist Elizabeth Shaw and the android David. Given the film’s synopsis, it remains to be seen how Rapace’s Shaw will factor into the film. Jack Paglen (Transcendence) and Michael Green (Green Lantern) are providing the screenplay.

Alien: Covenant will land in theaters on October 6, 2017.

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