Katherine Waterston has been chosen to play the female lead in Ridley Scott's "Alien: Covenant." Waterston will star opposite her "Steve Jobs" co-star Michael Fassbender, who will reprise his role as the android David from 2012's "Prometheus," according to The Hollywood Reporter.
It's been a busy year for Waterston, who was featured in Paul Thomas Anderson's "Inherent Vice," played Steve Jobs' ex-girlfriend and mother of his child in "Steve Jobs" and also bagged a leading role in fantasy film "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them."
"Alien Covenant," which is expected to start filming early next year in Australia, will be a sequel to "Prometheus" and will be the start of a new trilogy that connects "Prometheus" to Scott's 1979 original "Alien," according to TheWrap.
The film's plot has yet to be revealed, but there is speculation that the story revolves around the crew of a colony ship called the Covenant, which travels to a remote planet in search of paradise but discovers a dangerous world inhabited by the android David (Fassbender) and of course, some deadly chest-bursting, acid blood-spewing creatures.