Ridley Scott Casts Katherine Waterston as the Lead in ALIEN: COVENANT

Ridley Scott has cast the lead role in his highly anticipated Alien: Covenant. The role goes to Katherine Waterston, who I'm not that familiar with. She co-starred in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice. This will obviously be her biggest role to date, but she is also in the big screen adaptation of J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Waterston will play Daniels in the film, but there are no details on the character other than that. She will join Michael Fassbender in the movie, who will reprise his role as David. The only official information on the film that we have comes from the following synopsis, which was previously released:

Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in Alien with Alien: Covenant, the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with Prometheus -- and connects directly to Scott's 1979 seminal work of science fiction. 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.

I assume Daniels will be part of the crew on the colony ship that discovers the dangerous planet. Alien: Covenant is the start of a trilogy of films, and Scott has also revealed that we will see every version of the Xenomorph in this movie.   

Source: Deadline

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