Danny McBride in Talks to Join Ridley Scott's 'Alien: Covenant'

Comedic actor Danny McBride, Kenny Powers from HBO's "East Bound and Down," has potentially landed a spot in the next installment of Ridley Scott's "Alien" franchise. If cast, McBride would join previously announced actors Michael Fassbender and Katherine Waterston in the sci-fi drama, "Alien: Covenant."

The news came via The Wrap, who reported that McBride was in talks to co-star in the film, which is both a sequel to Scott’s 2012 “Prometheus" and also a prequel to Scott’s “Alien” franchise. According to Scott, "Alien: Covenant" will begin to bridge the gap between "Prometheus" and "Alien."

"Alien: Covenant" will pick up where "Prometheus" left off: "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 (Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition."

"Alien: Covenant" hits theaters October 6, 2017

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