'The Hateful Eight' Actor Demian Bichir Joins 'Alien: Covenant'

Oscar nominated actor ("A Better Life") and star of Quentin Tarantino's "The Hateful Eight," Demian Bichir, is the newest actor to be cast in Ridley Scott's upcoming "Prometheus" sequel, "Alien: Covenant."

According to Deadline, Bichir joins returning cast member Michael Fassbender and newly added actors Katherine Waterston ("Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them") and Danny McBride ("East Bound and Down.")

"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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