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Alien Covenant has found its lead actress

December 19th, 2015 by Marc Comments

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With all the talk about Aliens and Prometheus recently, we’ve been waiting patiently to see who would be the lead in the next movie… and now we know.

The beautiful and talented Katherine Waterston has been cast as the lead in the Alien/Prometheus movie Alien: Covenant.

The actress is best known (for now) as Emma Harrow in Boardwalk Empire, but that could all soon be about to change.

All we know about the movie so far is that it is “believed to follow the crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet, who discover what they believe is an uncharted paradise but is, in fact, a dark, dangerous world, the only inhabitant of which is David (Michael Fassbender), the “synthetic” and survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.”

Waterston will be see in Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them next before joining the Prometheus sequel which will link the two franchises together.

Source: Aggressive Comix

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….