We can now confirm that Dafne Keen, the little girl identified as the young actress spotted on the set months back alongside Hugh Jackman, will indeed be playing Laura aka X-23 in Logan.
Not Sienna Novikov, as previously mentioned by us and then supported by a report from The Wrap.
UPDATE: Director James Mangold has confirmed to Empire Magazine that Dafne Keen is indeed playing this young girl.
At this picture, Mangold clams up completely. “I think I will just let speculation run rampant about that. I think what this film is about in many ways is family. From there out I’d let everyone figure out what we’re up to on their own, at least at this early stage.” We do know that that’s actress Dafne Keane, but her character name — and in particular the question of whether she’s Laura/X23, the female clone of Logan who’s been rumoured for an appearance in this film, is completely open at this point. “I’m not here today to confirm or deny anything. I think it’s great that everyone’s speculating and I think it reveals how smart the audience is, many of the fans, about these characters. I don’t think they’re on the wrong track.”
The young actress is clearly seen in the trailer in the role.
As we suspected originally it looks like Sienna will be stunt work, likely for Keen.
This is a better image of Keen as Laura via the official trailer.
Here is the young actress spotted on set over the summer.