Commonly known for his roles in more comedies than action / sci-fi / thrillers, Danny McBride is reportedly being eyed for a role in Ridley Scott's upcoming Prometheus sequel, Alien: Covenant! Likely for the role of one of the crew members on board the vessel COVENANT, Danny McBride seems to be attempting to show off more of his acting chops by starring in a high profile sci-fi tentpole. Not to say he couldn't provide some valuable comic relief while on a voyage across the galaxy. Whether McBride scores the role or not has yet to be decided, but rest assured, we'll let you know once that decsion is made!
Originally reported by The Wrap: Following a hilarious run as Kenny Powers on HBO’s “Eastbound & Down,” Danny McBride is preparing to move from comedy to sci-fi, as he’s in early discussions to co-star in Ridley Scott‘s big-budget blockbuster “Alien: Covenant,”
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The future of Alien
The Alien franchise is taking a dramatic turn at 20th Century Studios, now owned by Disney. Currently there are two major Alien projects in development - a new Alien TV series by Noah Hawley and a new, stand-alone Alien movie being directed by Fede Alvarez. Both of which will be taking the franchise in a new direction - moving away from the Alien prequel direction Ridley Scott set out to pursue back in 2012.
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