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Noomi Rapace joins Alien: Covenant

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It looks like Noomi Rapace is heading back to the Alien universe.

The actress, who played Dr. Elizabeth Shaw in 2012’s Prometheus, is currently shooting on the Australian set of Alien: Covenant, EW has learned.

Covenant will follow the events of the previous story, serving as the second installment in director Ridley Scott’s planned trilogy. When audiences last saw Shaw, she was cradling the head of the android David, played by Michael Fassbender, ready to delve deeper into the Xenomorph/architect mythology.

Scott had stated last year that Rapace would return in a limited role for Covenant. Fox had no comment on her involvement in the new film.

Assuming she appears, Rapace will join Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, Jussie Smollett, Carmen Ejogo, Amy Seimetz, and Callie Hernandez in the cast. On Tuesday, the film released a new photo showing McBride and Scott on the Australia set.

Alien: Covenant is due in theaters on Aug. 4, 2017.

Deadline first reported Rapace’s casting.