With the Scarlett starring Ghost in the Shell preparing to release in theaters, the James Cameron produced Alita:Battle Angel is quickly gaining momentum. While the idea has been tossed around for several years, Robert Rodriguez is officially on board as director on the film based on the classic Manga series. Christoph Waltz, Ed Skrein and Jackie Earle Haley are all attached to star in different roles in the big screen adaptation.
Today, an announcement has been made that Jennifer Connelly has officially signed on to star as the main villain in the film. Adding to the already star studded, big budget feature, she adds even more luster to a movie that will definitely have fans divided over the necessity of a white washed version.
Battle Angel is set to hit theaters in July of 2018.