Alexandra Daddario joins cast of Lightning Thief

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

Alexandra Daddario has nabbed the lead female role in Fox 2000's fantasy movie Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, according to 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.