After landing the female lead in “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” rising star Katherine Waterson has been cast by Ridley Scott as the female lead opposite Michael Fassbender in “Alien: Covenant,” an individual familiar with the 20th Century Fox project has told TheWrap.
Waterston will play Daniels, which is the same role Rebecca Ferguson had been rumored for.
“Alien: Covenant” will serve as the sequel to “Prometheus,” which grossed more than $400 million worldwide despite receiving mixed reviews. It is expected to launch a new “Alien” trilogy that will link “Prometheus” with Scott’s original “Alien” movie.
Plot details are being kept under wraps but the story is believed to follow the crew of the Covenant, a colony ship bound for a remote planet that discovers a dangerous world where an android named David (Fassbender) is the only inhabitant… along with some other nasty creatures.