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,
"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,