There comes a time when every comic actor gives a turn toward fulfilling their cinephile side (see Jonah Hill, James Franco, Seth Rogen, Steve Carell etc.), and that’s no different for Danny McBride. His first credited role was actually in his pal David Gordon Green‘s “All The Real Girls,” and last year he crossed Cameron Crowe off the list with the misfire “Aloha.” But now he’s making the biggest movie of his career, with one of Hollywood’s most legendary figures.
The Wrap reports that McBride is in early talks for Ridley Scott‘s “Alien: Covenant.” He’ll be joining Michael Fassbender and Katherine Waterston in the new movie that follows the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, who discover what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world — whose sole inhabitant is the “synthetic” David, survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.
There’s no word yet on his role, but hopefully it won’t be that of a comic relief scientist who makes bad decisions and ruins the trip for everybody. “Alien: Covenant” opens on October 6, 2017.