Robert Rodriguez's ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL is shaping up nicely, having just added its third cast member this week. Lana Condor is the latest actress shipping off to the battlefront, taking on the role of Koyomi, an orphaned photographer. Condor made her screen debut this year with her portrayal of the mutant Jubilee in X-MEN: APOCALYPSE. She's a bubbly, fun presence, but hopefully she'll get more to do in Alita, because Jubilee definitely got the shaft.
The James Cameron-produced manga adaptation ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL centers on:
a female cyborg that is discovered in a scrap yard by a scientist. With no memory of her previous life except her deadly martial-arts training, the woman becomes a bounty hunter, tracking down criminals.
Rosa Salazar plays the title character, joined in the cast by Jackie Earle Haley, Ed Skrein, Mahershala Ali, Christoph Waltz, Keean Johnson, Eiza González, and Jorge Lendeborg Jr.
ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL begins filming in Austin, Texas this month.