Cailee Spaeny (How It Ends) is reportedly in talks to star in 20th Century Studios’ new Alien movie.
Fede Alvarez (Don’t Breathe) is directing the project with Scott Free producing.
While execs are going through their process on other cast members, Spaeny has been the top choice for the lead role for some time, after several meetings with producers and Alvarez, Deadline reports.
In the new film, the iconic ferocious race of alien beings called Xenomorphs will be front and center, again reigning terror against the humans that cross their paths.
Spaeny is known for appearing in Bad Times at the El Royale, Pacific Rim Uprising, How It Ends, and Vice. Spaeny is also set to play Priscilla Presley in Sofia Coppola’s Priscilla opposite Jacob Elordi as Elvis.