Alexandra Daddario has landed the lead female role in Fox 2000’s Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, says The Hollywood Reporter.
The actress joins Logan Lerman and Brandon T. Jackson in the fantasy-adventure movie being directed by Chris Columbus. Columbus and Craig Titley have adapted the screenplay from Rick Riordan’s best-selling children’s novel.
The Greek mythology-inflected book involves Poseidon’s half-human son, Percy, who’s on a quest across modern America to prevent a war among the gods.
Daddario will play Athena’s 18-year-old daughter, Annabeth, a warrior at Camp Half-Blood with Percy and potential romantic foil.
“Lightning Thief” is the first of five novels about Percy Jackson and the Olympians — the fifth, “The Last Olympian,” is due in stores in May.
The film begins shooting in Vancouver in April.