Katherine Waterston is back this week in Alien: Covenant, but it’s not the last we’re going to see of her this year, in fact, she has a further four films scheduled for release this year, and let’s not forget the sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them the following year.
The actress has a busy year ahead, and as her first film of 2017 gets ready to hit cinemas we take a look through to see what else is on the horizon.
Waterston plays Daniels, the Chief Terra-formist aboard the Covenant ship. The film is a sequel to Prometheus, the Covenant ship comes across a place in the galaxy they believe to be unchartered paradise. But there they meet David (Michael Fassbender), the survivor of the Prometheus voyage.
In cinemas May 12
State Like Sleep
Indie drama State Like Sleep has been through a few casting changes but is finally in production. Waterst0n plays a woman who is looking into her husband's death and the circumstances surrounding it. On her search she learns about a secret gentleman's club that is brimming with secrets.
Luke Evans and Michael Shannon join Waterston on screen.
Waterston stars in this sci-fi film alongside Frankie Shaw, Whitney Able, Jordan Jones, Michael Mosley and more. A tale of three couples drawn together and what it means for their current relationship.
Steven Soderbergh directs this real-life heist drama which Waterson appears alongside Channing Tatum, Daniel Craig, Adam Driver, Hilary Swank, Seth MacFarlan, Riley Keough and Katherina Heigl.
The film is about two brothers who try to plot a heist in the middle of a car race.
The Current War
Katherine Waterston is playing George Westinghouse’s wife Marguerite Erskine in The Current War. The drama looks at the battle between Westinghouse and Thomas Edison and their fight to create the first electrical system.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was the hugely successful prequel to the Harry Potter series which was released late last year. The film was set in the 1920’s following Newt Scamander’s adventure in New York.
Waterston plays Porpentina “Tina” Goldstein, an employee of the Magical Congress of the United States of America (think Ministry of Magic, just across the pond) who has been relegated to a shoddy job after one too many magical mishaps. When she discovers that fellow wizard Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) has illegally smuggled a bunch of magical creatures America, she sets about bringing him to justice.
The actress will be reprising the role for the sequel, and there are a further three films planned too, but it’s not yet clear whether or not her character will survive them all.
The sequel will be released in November 2018, with a third film following two years later.
Here’s what we know about the sequel so far...
The focus will be less on the beasts, and there will be more development of the Grindewald story, so expect more Johnny Depp who stars as the character.
The second film will leave New York too. Director David Yates has confirmed that the Paris and the UK are possible locations.
Jude Law has been cast to play the younger Albus Dumbledore and Callum Turner is in talks to be Newt Scamander’s brother.
Waterson lent her voice to the reading of the Katie Kitamura novel for the audio version and managed to snag the rights for the screenplay too. It's also reported that she'll star in the adaptation.
The story follows a woman who has recently separated from her husband, who then goes missing.