Alien: Covenant Spoilers On Waterston’s Role

Following superb turns in “Inherent Vice,” “Steve Jobs” and “Queen of Earth,” actress Katherine Waterston scored the leading role in Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus” follow-up “Alien: Covenant” which is currently shooting in Sydney, Australia.

Billed as having the leading role in the film, The Playlist has now uncovered some further information about her character – including a potential MAJOR SPOILER so watch out:

“Sources close to film and actress tell us the Waterston will be playing Ellen Ripley’s mother in ‘Alien: Covenant,’ which is an amazing twist and true to Ridley Scott’s promise that the post-‘Prometheus’ prequels will eventually lead right up to the first ‘Alien’ movie. It should be noted however that Waterston isn’t the lead of the movie, and it’s an ensemble piece like ‘Prometheus’.”

Waterston will be seen later this year in the “Harry Potter” spin-off film “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”. “Alien: Covenant” opens on August 4th 2017.