Four young actors have joined Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant cast.
Jussie Smolett (“Empire”), Amy Seimetz (Upstream Color), Carmen Ejogo (Selma), Callie Hernandez (Machete Kills), Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice), Danny McBride (“Eastbound and Down”) and Demián Bichir (The Hateful Eight) are among the list. Michael Fassbender will reprise his role as Prometheus‘ android, David, while Waterston is set to play a woman named Daniels.
Danny McBride though?
Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in ALIEN with ALIEN: COVENANT, the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with PROMETHEUS — and connects directly to Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction. Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world — whose sole inhabitant is the “synthetic” David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.