With cameras readying to roll early next year on Fox's Alien: Covenant, it's been revealed that Katherine Waterston has been cast in a lead role for Ridley Scott's follow up to Prometheus.

Word of Waterston's casting comes from TheWrap. Waterston (Inherent Vice) will play Daniels, the female lead in the film alongside Michael Fassbender, who will reprise his role of the android David from Prometheus. The two actors recently worked together in Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs biopic.

Still absent from official Alien: Covenant casting announcements is Noomi Rapace, who played the main character Elizabeth Shaw in Prometheus.

Alien: Covenant will be released on October 6th, 2017. While the movie's release is nearly two years away, we'll be sure to keep Daily Dead updated on casting announcements, plot details, and more.

"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."

Katherine Waterston in Inherent Vice:

Source: TheWrap
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