According to an exclusive at Deadline, Inherent Vice and Steve Jobs star Katherine Waterston will be getting slimed under the direction of Ridley Scott in Alien: Covenant. Reportedly, her character is named Daniels, a colonist about the good ship Covenant who will meet a devious android (Michael Fassbender) and most of your favorite alien nasties.
The more this flick takes shape, the more I want it. I mean, that’s easy for me — I’m an admitted Alien franchise fanboy. But Sir Ridley has a knack for finding great leading women who aren’t afraid to get covered in grime and act their butts off alongside rubber monsters.
Katherine Waterston joins the aforementioned Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace in this Prometheus sequel/Alien prequel, which will open stateside on October 6, 2017.