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Actor Danny McBride in Talks for Alien: Covenant

4 hours ago | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The Wrap reports that actor Danny McBride is in negotiations to co-star in director Ridley Scott's "Prometheus" sequel, "Alien: Covenant." The only cast members confirmed for the film is actress Katherine Waterston and Michael Fassbender, who will reprise his role as the synthetic android David. Actress Noomi Rapace who played Elizabeth Shaw in the "Prometheus" will not return. "Alien: Covenant" is the first film in a planned trilogy which Scott has stated will connect to his 1979 film, "Alien."

"Alien: Covenant follows a crew of the colony ship Covenant, which is on a voyage through space bound for a remote, uninhabited planet. Once they land, the crew discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but it is actually a dark, dangerous world, whose only sole inhabitant is an android named David who claims to be the only survivor from the doomed Prometheus expedition.

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Danny McBride in talks for Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant

5 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Wrap is reporting that Danny McBride (Eastbound & Down, This Is the End) is in talks to join Ridley Scott’s upcoming Prometheus sequel / Alien prequel Alien: Covenant.

McBride will join fellow new addition Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice) and returning Prometheus star Michael Fassbender, although Scott has confirmed that Noomi Rapace will not be back as Dr. Elizabeth Shaw.

See Also: Ridley Scott says Alien: Covenant will be “pretty hard R”

Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in Alien with Alien: Covenant, the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with Prometheus — and connects directly to Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction. 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 (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition. »

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Alien: Covenant adding Danny McBride to its cast

11 hours ago | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Michael Fassbender and Katherine Waterston are set to be joined by Danny McBride in Ridley Scott's Prometheus sequel...

Prometheus sequel Alien: Covenant is set to start filming shortly, with Ridley Scott planning to make it the first of three more movies in the series, before it joins up to 1979's Alien.

Surprisingly, Noomi Rapace won't be reprising her role from Prometheus, although Michael Fassbender is set to return. Katherine Waterston has already signed on the dotted line to play the lead female role.

But now we're hearing of a surprise casting choice, as Danny McBride - best known for his comedy, particularly Eastbound & Down - is in talks for one of the lead male roles in the movie.

The exact role is unclear, but McBride is already said to be in early discussions for the movie. He's expected to sign up shortly.

Alien: Covenant is currently »

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'Alien: Covenant' Gets 'Eastbound and Down' Star Danny McBride

16 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

In a casting move no one expected, comedic actor Danny McBride is set to go deep into outer space as part of the Alien: Covenant exploration team. The Eastbound & Down star is in early talks with 20th Century Fox to join the Prometheus follow-up, which will be directed by Ridley Scott. The only other two actors thus far confirmed for the Alien franchise sequel are Michael Fassbender and Katherine Waterston.

Noomi Rapace, who was the main star of Prometheus, was expected to return for a cameo, but she will not participate in the production at all. Scott Free is producing this 20th Century Fox tentpole. And while Danny McBride's participation in the film certainly sounds unusual, his representatives are refusing to comment on the casting at this time.

Alien: Covenant follows a colony ship bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy. The crew discovers »

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Danny McBride In Early Talks For Alien: Covenant

16 hours ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It seems that Danny McBride is looking to add a bit of variety to his movie roles, as the usually comedic actor is apparently in early negotiations to star alongside Michael Fassbender in Ridley Scott’s Prometheus sequel, Alien: Covenant.

Exactly who he’ll be playing is unknown, but since we’re going to be introduced to a brand new starship crew in the film, there’s a pretty good chance his character will be among them. Has he been added for comic relief, or will we see a more serious side to the Eastbound And Down star? Time will tell.

Fassbender returns in Alien: Covenant as the android from Prometheus, David, while Katherine Waterson will play the captain of the colony ship Covenant, which travels to a paradise planet that turns out to be a hellish world inhabited by David – and we’re guessing one or two Xenomorph types, »

- Mark Cassidy

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Danny McBride in 'Alien: Covenant'? You're not dreaming

17 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Alien: Covenant is in "early discussions" with an unlikely new actor: Eastbound & Down star Danny McBride, known to fans of the HBO comedy series as former Major League Baseball player Kenny Powers. According to The Wrap, the comedian (whose role is unspecified) will join Michael Fassbender and fellow franchise newcomer Katherine Waterston in the upcoming Ridley Scott sci-fi, a sequel to Prometheus that will take place ten years after the events depicted in the 2012 film. Noomi Rapace is not expected to reprise her role as Elizabeth Shaw despite the character surviving to the end of the last installment. Alien: Covenant is slated for release on October 6, 2017. »

- Chris Eggertsen

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This Is the End’s Danny McBride in talks to join Alien: Covenant

17 hours ago | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

It was recently revealed that Noomi Rapace won’t be returning for Sir Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant, but we now know of at least one name likely to join Michael Fassbender in the Prometheus sequel/Alien prequel. That is Danny McBride, an actor best known for his comedic roles in the likes of Eastbound & Down, This Is

The post This Is the End’s Danny McBride in talks to join Alien: Covenant appeared first on HeyUGuys. »

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Danny McBride In Talks For Alien: Covenant

18 hours ago | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

In what must be considered a major change from his usual type of role, Danny McBride looks set to join the cast of Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant. The Wrap reports that the actor is in early talks to join Michael Fassbender as the returning android David, and Katherine Waterston as the new female lead. McBride's exact role is still under wraps, but there's a pretty good chance he'll be a member of the crew of the Covenant - the ship that discovers the planet inhabited by David. The story will take place ten years after the events depicted in Prometheus, but it's been confirmed that Noomi Rapace will not reprise her role as Elizabeth Shaw despite the character surviving the carnage of the first film. Alien: Covenant is slated for release on October 6, 2017. »

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Content Media brings 'Carnage Park' to Efm

4 February 2016 1:00 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: The company has come on board to handle international sales in Berlin on the Sundance Midnight selection.

Content president of film Jamie Carmichael and head of sales Harry White will introduce Carnage Park to international buyers following a rousing reception in Park City.

CAA represents North American rights on Mickey Keating’s 1970s-set thriller about a pair of hapless robbers that flees into a stretch of wilderness occupied by a psychotic ex-military sniper.

Ashley Bell, Pat Healy, Alan Ruck, Darby Stanchfield, James Landry Hébert, and Larry Fessenden star.

Eric B. Fleischman and Sean Tabibian produced Carnage Park via through their Diablo Entertainment label.

This is not the first time Content has headed to the Efm with a Sundance Midnight title and the company has enjoyed success with strong sellers The Pact, The Nightmare and Bound To Vengeance.

Carnage Park is everything you could hope for in an ultra-cool elevated genre film – full of tension, stylish as hell »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Sweet 16 Links: Colette, Noni, Gaga, and a Lynch Reunion

2 February 2016 10:30 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Variety Keira Knightley in talks to star in the biopic about the French writer Colette. Crossing my fingers about this one. Colette is fascinating (she wrote Cheri!)

Comics Alliance on Marvel, politics, and why corporations are not your friend

Towleroad TitanMen has offered disgraced Congressman Aaron Schock (the one with abs and a Downton Abbey fetish) $1 million to star in a porn film. Lol

Variety Clive Owen, Alba Rohrwacher, and more join Meryl Streep's competition jury at Berlinale

Kenneth in the (212) Shirtless Russell Tovey reportedly causes a Broadway audience member to faint. Ha!

Pajiba checks in w/ the Trainspotting cast, 20 years on 

i09 Naomi Watts reunites with Lynch for Twin Peaks S3

i09 Noomi Rapace not returning for the Prometheus sequel

IndieWire thinks "The Chickening," a short film remix of The Shining is insane and genius. Definitely the first part. As for the second... 

Towleroad a first for Espn, »

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Content boards 'The Worker' sales for Efm

1 February 2016 12:48 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Jamie Carmichael and his team head to Berlin with international rights to the Michael Peña action thriller that is being produced with Jeremy Renner and Don Handfield’s The Combine.

Content will kick off pre-sales at the Efm on the project, which CAA represents in North America.

Dan Bradley will direct The Worker from a screenplay by Kyle Rankin about a former member of Mexico’s elite Special Forces whose wife and son are kidnapped by a cartel.

Renner and Handfield produce alongside Content Media’s Tom Butterfield. Peña will handle executive producer dutiesthrough his Strata Films label with Philip G. Flores.

Principal photography is scheduled to begin later this year.

Content’s international sales slate includes the Manolo Blahnik documentary Manolo; Maria Callas biopic Callas starring Noomi Rapace with Niki Caro directing; sci-fi Higher Power, which Lorenzo di Bonaventura produces; and Joel David Moore’s dramedy Youth In Oregon starring Christina Applegate, Josh Lucas, [link »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Production start dates for Ghost in the Shell, Avatar 2, Alien: Covenant, Wolverine 3 and Transformers 5

1 February 2016 11:57 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Thanks to My Entertainment World, we’ve got details on production start dates for some of 2017’s big hitters.

The Scarlett Johansson-headlined Ghost in the Shell, which is set to be directed by Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) will begin filming this month in New Zealand, Hong Kong, Macau and Shanghai.

Also set to commence production this month is the Fifty Shades of Grey follow-up Fifty Shades Darker, which sees Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson returning as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele alongside new addition Kim Basinger.

The release date of Avatar 2 may have been pushed back due to Star Wars: Episode VIII, but James Cameron will reportedly start shooting the follow-up to the highest-grossing film of all time in New Zealand in April.

Ridley Scott will begin shooting his Prometheus sequel / Alien prequel Alien: Covenant in Sydney, Australia in April, with Michael Fassbender reprising his »

- Gary Collinson

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Avatar 2 And Wolverine 3 Reportedly Eyeing April 2016 Start Dates; Fifty Shades Darker And More Also Slated

1 February 2016 9:40 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Arguably two of the biggest sequels teetering on the edge of entering production, in a comprehensive report detailing upcoming start dates, My Entertainment World has seemingly revealed that Wolverine 3 and James Cameron’s long-delayed Avatar 2 will leap in front of the cameras come April.

Recently pushed out of its tentative December 2017 release window – likely to make room for Disney’s Star Wars: Episode VIII – Cameron’s sci-fi follow-up has struggled to nail down a concrete production timeline up until now. Now, however, My Entertainment World claims that the director’s trip to Pandora will begin filming in New Zealand in only a few months’ time. No word yet on whether Cameron will remain committed to filming three sequels back-to-back, though we’ll keep you updated as Avatar 2 inches closer to firing up production.

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Noomi Rapace Won’t Return for ‘Alien: Covenant’

1 February 2016 7:30 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Title notwithstanding, Alien: Covenant is a Prometheus sequel, and as such we’ve been expecting it to pick up where that earlier adventure left off. But it seems at least one major development will have taken place by the time we revisit that universe. Director Ridley Scott confirms Noomi Rapace will not return as archaeologist Elizabeth Shaw, leaving Michael Fassbender‘s murderous android David the […]

The post Noomi Rapace Won’t Return for ‘Alien: Covenant’ appeared first on /Film. »

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Scott Reveals Noomi Rapace's Fate For 'Alien: Covenant'

1 February 2016 6:44 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

With Alien: Covenant now picking up steam, and bits of casting information making the rounds, some have wondered whether or not Noomi Rapace- who appeared in Prometheus- would be in the film. After all, she was the sole human survivor in Prometheus, and Covenant is both a sequel to that film and a prequel to the original Alien. Would her Elizabeth Shaw be part of what bridges these films to the originals?

No.

According to director Ridley Scott, Rapace will not be in Alien: Covenant. He was sort of mum on the subject, when asked about it by the Daily Mail. All he said was, "No," and then added, "We're still casting the main roles."

So that settles that. The Swedish actress, probably best known for her work in the original film adaptation of Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, and her Shaw will not be present as we »

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Ridley Scott Confirms Noomi Rapace Won't Be Returning For 'Alien: Covenant'

1 February 2016 6:25 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Back in November, Ridley Scott met with members of the Australian press to talk about "Alien: Covenant" which he would be shooting in the country. He teased that Michael Fassbender would have dual roles in the film, and said that Noomi Rapace would be back as well, albeit in a "minor role." However, as the picture gears up to start shooting this year, it seems there's no more room for the actress. Read More: The 100 Most Anticipated Films Of 2016 Chatting with Baz Bamigboye, when asked if Rapace would be returning, Scott confirmed she wouldn't be, adding, "We’re still casting the main roles." It's probably a fair bet that the story for "Alien: Covenant" just has no place for Elizabeth Shaw, and likely picks up many years after the events of "Prometheus." Focusing as it does on the crew of a new colony ship, Covenant, who stumble across David (Fassbender »

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Noomi Rapace won’t be returning for Alien: Covenant

1 February 2016 5:35 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Since its announcement, everyone assumed that Noomi Rapace would return for Prometheus 2, which was re-titled to Alien: Paradise Lost and then to Alien: Covenant. But according to its director Ridley Scott, Rapace won’t be along for another outing.

“No,” Scott answered when asked if Rapace was coming back. “We’re still casting the main roles.”

This differs from an officially released statement from 20th Century Fox that stated Rapace would be reprising her role of Elizabth Shaw alongside Michael Fassbender and newcomer Katherine Waterson.

Scott has announced there are two more sequels in the works for Prometheus after Alien: Covenant, so there is a chance for her character to return in another outing. However when asked for a comment on Prometheus and its sequels, Rapace told Red Carpet TV News, “I have no comment on that yet.”

Sounds like more trouble is afoot for Scott’s Alien: Covenant than meets the eye. »

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‘Alien: Covenant’ Won’t See Noomi Rapace Return

1 February 2016 2:22 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Huge Alien Covenant Noomi Rapace news: The actress will Not return as Elizabeth Shaw. Alien Covenant Noomi Rapace news

Big Alien Covenant Noomi Rapace news. Yes, it has been confirmed that Noomi Rapace will not return for the Prometheus sequel Alien: Covenant. Rapace played the role of Elizabeth Shaw in the first movie, which was released back in 2012.

The Alien Covenant Noomi Rapace exit news comes from the Daily Mail. Their film critic Baz Bamigboye asked Ridley Scott if Rapace will be reprising her role in the film, which is about to start shooting this month down in Australia.

Here’s a little from the original article.

I asked if Noomi Rapace, who was in his film Prometheus (from which Covenant follows), would be working with him in Australia and he said no. ‘We’re still casting the main roles,’ he said.

So, we know that Michael Fassbender will be »

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Alien: Covenant - Noomi Rapace won't return says Ridley Scott

1 February 2016 1:48 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Prometheus star Noomi Rapace won't be coming back for the sequel Alien: Covenant, director Ridley Scott has revealed...

Like the old alien itself, Ridley Scott's Prometheus sequel seems to be changing shape before our very eyes. First came the title change - what was Alien: Paradise Lost became Alien: Covenant.

Now comes the news, directly from Scott himself, that Noomi Rapace won't be coming back for his space horror follow-up. When asked by a Daily Mail journalist whether Rapace would be reprising her role as Elizabeth Shaw, Scott said, "No," before adding, "We're still casting the main roles."

This marks a major change from the official information provided by Fox in November 2015, where Noomi Rapace was among the three actors confirmed for Alien: Covenant - the others being Michael Fassbender and newcomer Katherine Waterston.

So what's happened? Have screenwriting trio Jack Paglen, Michael Green and John Logan »

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Sir Ridley Scott confirms no Noomi Rapace in Alien: Covenant

31 January 2016 9:06 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Originally, both Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender were set to reprise their roles in Sir Ridley Scott’s Prometheus sequel Alien: Covenant, but following reports that The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo star would be making only a brief cameo, we now know that she won’t actually be in it at all! Fassbender on the other

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