New Alien movie starring Cailee Spaeny

The planned upcoming Alien film may have found its star, med Deadline reports that Cailee Spaeny is in talks to star in a new film.

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Spaeny – who is set to play Priscilla Presley in Sofia Coppola’s upcoming Priscilla — is currently in talks to star in the upcoming film that Fede Álvarez will direct. The new Alien the film will be produced by Scott Free, although nothing concrete about the film is known yet, other than reports that 20th Century is looking to begin filming the project sometime next year.

Details are currently scarce, though it is said to be “unconnected” to previous films. A fan of the iconic franchise himself, Álvarez had pitched a movie idea to Scott several years ago in casual conversation. THR says Scott called Álvarez last year to see if he was still interested, and it was quickly settled. 20th Century then picked up the film on the strength of Álvarez’s pitch, as it was a “really good story with a lot of characters you haven’t seen before,” according to 20th Century’s Steve Asbell.

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Spaeny’s career in Hollywood is relatively young, but the actress has starred in a number of high-profile films, including 2018’s Pacific Rim Uprising and Bad times at the El Royale. Besides PriscillaSpain will also star in Alex Garland’s next film Civil war.

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