Katherine Waterston 'secures lead role in Alien: Covenant'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 18 December 2015
Katherine Waterston

Katherine Waterston

American actress Katherine Waterston has been cast in 'Alien: Covenant', according to a report

Katherine Waterston has been cast in 'Alien: Covenant'.

The 35-year-old actress has been handed her biggest movie role to date in the Ridley Scott-directed sci-fi film, in which she will play the lead, Daniels, according to Deadline.

Although plot details of the new movie - which also stars Michael Fassbender - remain a tightly-guarded secret, it is thought to follow the crew of the colony ship Covenant who discover what they consider to be an uncharted paradise.

Earlier this month, meanwhile, Ridley Scott explained where the latest film fits in with the rest of the series.

He said: "They're going to go to the planet where the engineers came from and come across the evolving creature that they had made. Why did they make it? Why would they make such a terrifying beast?

"It felt bio-mechanoid, it felt like a weapon. And so the movie will explain that, and reintroduce the alien back into it."

What's more, he previously revealed there will be a trilogy of new films, meaning the series' storyline is unlikely to come full circle until the last movie is released.

Alien: Covenant

  • 3 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 123 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ridley Scott
  • Written by: Michael Green
  • Cast: Michael Fassbender, Demián Bichir, Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride, Jussie Smollett, Amy Seimetz, Carmen Ejogo, Callie Hernandez
  • UK release: 12 May 2017

The spaceship Covenant ends up on an unknown planet littered with little egg things, which can’t be good. The latest in the franchise is basically an excuse for Scott’s fantastic visuals and a series of more or less ingenious variations on grisly death, although some will enjoy the spectacle of Fassbender kissing himself.

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