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Danny McBride is no stranger to stepping outside of comedy with Up in the Air, All the Real Girls, and more, but he’s now set to dive into something quite unexpected. The Wrap reports he’s in talks to join Ridley Scott‘s Alien: Covenant with Michael Fassbender returning and Katherine Waterston taking on a new female lead role. While the Eastbound & Down star’s role isn’t specified, the October 2017-bound films follows the crew of the colony ship Covenant as they come across a dangerous planet occupied solely by Fassbender’s David.
Speaking of Fassbender, after he dropped out of The Mountains Between Us and then Charlie Hunnam doing the same, 20th Century Fox is looking at a new lead. The Wrap reports his Prometheus co-sta Idris Elba is now in talks to star in the project, adapted from Charles Martin’s novel following a doctor and »
- Leonard Pearce
Alien: Covenant: Danny McBride, best known for comic performances in movies like This Is The End and Your Highness (above), is in "early discussions" to join Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant. Michael Fassbender is already set to reprise his role as an android from Prometheus, with Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice) taking on a lead role. The sequel will follow the crew of a spaceship that lands on a remote planet with only one inhabitant (Fassbender). [The Wrap] Sonic the Hedgehog: Beginning as a video game character in a 1991 game before leaping onto TV screens in Japan and then the U.S. (above), Sonic the Hedgehog began his journey to the big screen in 2014. Now comes word that the CGI/live-action movie will be released in 2018, per the property's...
- Peter Martin
Karyn Kusama is admittedly not a name that carries a lot of positive weight to it. After her amazing directorial debut with 2000's Girlfight, Kusama went down an interesting rabbit hole with 2005's Aeon Flux and 2009's Jennifer's Body. Both films were poorly received by critics, and neither did incredibly well at the box office either. That being said, it was clear from Girlfight that Kusama was a talent, and in the trailer for her latest film, The Invitation, that talent is very clearly on display.
Check out the trailer below!
The synopsis for the film is as follows:
"In this taut psychological thriller by Karyn Kusama (Girlfight, Jennifer's Body), the tension is palpable when Will (Logan Marshall-Green, Prometheus) shows up to a dinner party hosted by his ex-wife Eden (Tammy Blanchard, Into The Woods) and new husband, David (Michiel Huisman, Game Of Thrones).The estranged divorcees’ tragic past haunts »
- Joseph Medina
Girlfight and Jennifer’s Body director Karyn Kusama is back this year, returning to her low-budget roots with The Invitation, a taut psychological thriller which follows a dinner party with many twists and turns. We’ve heard the less the known is better, but if one would like to indulge further, a full-length trailer has now arrived, along with a great poster.
We said in our review at SXSW, “When you play in the midnight slot of a film festival nowadays, audiences can expect something to go horribly wrong within the world of the movie. So going into The Invitation, without even knowing what it is about, there’s the impending sense things aren’t going to turn out well. Yet even in that environment, it becomes painfully clear that director Karyn Kusama’s latest feature is going to make audiences outside of that context aware of the stakes. As »
- Leonard Pearce
"In this taut psychological thriller by Karyn Kusama (Girlfight, Jennifer's Body), the tension is palpable when Will (Logan Marshall-Green, Prometheus) shows up to his ex-wife Eden (Tammy Blanchard, Into the Woods) and new husband, David's (Michiel Huisman, "Game of Thrones") dinner party. The pair's tragic past haunts an equally spooky present: Amid Eden's suspicious behavior and her mysterious house guests, Will becomes convinced that his invitation was extended with a hidden agenda. Unfolding over one dark evening in the Hollywood Hills, The Invitation blurs layers of mounting paranoia, mystery, and horror until both Will-and the audience-are unsure what threats are real or imagined."
- Derek Anderson
Love never dies, at least that is the case in Nina Forever. Epic Pictures Group recently revealed a new clip from the film, and you can check it out below. Also in this round-up: an update on The Invitation, an Indiegogo announcement for Dummies, a look at Dear Creature's cover art, and Solid State Blu-ray details.
Written and directed by Ben and Chris Blaine, Nina Forever was honored with multiple British Independent Film Awards nominations this week, including Best Debut Director for The Blaine Brothers and Most Promising Newcomer for lead actress Abigail Hardingham. The film was previously recognized with the Best Feature award at FrightFest 2015.
- Tamika Jones
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.
"Alien: Covenant" is set to hit »
- J.B. Casas
Daniel here. If your Charlize senses have been tingling lately then it’s fair to assume your road rage has set in: Variety reports that Universal is circling Imperator Furiosa herself to star as the lead villain in Fast 8, the latest model in their rubber-burning line of Fast & Furious flicks.
Gallons of credit go to this high-octane franchise for encouraging onscreen diversity and staging sky-is-the-limit set pieces, sure, but just because Charlize Theron can drive, it doesn’t mean she needs to take your wheel.
The main attractions in a Fast & Furious are smash ‘em up automotive melees with basic visuals broken up by character-light screeds on the true meaning of family; you’ll find none of Mad Max: Fury Road’s kinetic wizardry or redemptive arcs. Pitting their rogue gallery of villains against Charlize Theron is like straight-up reaching for the wrong Ben & Jerry’s pint. Jason Statham or Luke Evans’ unhinged, »
- Daniel Crooke
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.
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. »
- Gary Collinson
There has being quite a bit going on with the casting for Ridley Scott’s proper return to the the Alien franchise, Alien: Covenant, with word that Noomi Repace will not be reprising her role from Prometheus, seemingly leaving Michael Fassbender’s David as the only returning cast member in a movie that was originally Prometheus 2. Inherent Vice and Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them’s Katherine Waterson was the first newcomer to sign on as a crew member of the colony ship Covenant, which comes in contact with a plant that David is seemingly the sole inhabitant of, and now it looks like she’ll be getting some company with Kenny Powers himself, Danny McBride, in early talks for a role. Primarily known for comedy roles, it’ll be interesting to see what happens if he does sign on the dotted line for something that is no »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
This follow-up to "Prometheus" and prequel to "Alien" follows the colony space ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy which they discover is a dark, dangerous world - the home of the Engineers.
Its sole living inhabitant? The amoral android David (Michael Fassbender) from the doomed Prometheus expedition. Katherine Waterston is also onboard as the female lead, while McBride is likely to play one of two technician roles in the film that have a slight comedic bent.
Filming will take place in Australia shortly.
Source: Heat Vision »
- Garth Franklin
Alien: Covenant: Danny McBride, best known for comic performances in movies like This Is the End and Your Highness (above), is in "early discussions" to join Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant. Michael Fassbender is already set to reprise his role as an android from Prometheus, with Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice) taking on a lead role. The sequel will follow the crew of a spaceship that lands on a remote planet with only one inhabitant (Fassbender). [The Wrap] ...
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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 »
It was a given that Michael Fassbender would return for Ridley Scott‘s Prometheus sequel Alien: Covenant, and the addition of Katherine Waterston as his new leading lady wasn’t exactly surprising either — she’s exactly the kind of young, on-the-verge star you’d expect to see cast in a big-budget blockbuster like this. The newest new cast member, however, is definitely unexpected. Danny […]
- Angie Han
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 »
Though it feels like it.s been a long time coming, Sir Ridley Scott.s Prometheus follow-up, now titled Alien: Covenant to make the connection to those film more explicit, is set to star filming in relatively short order. There have already been a few roles cast, including both new and returning characters, one previous character we know will not show up, and now the cast has added an unexpected actor to the party, Danny McBride. As a performer, Danny McBride is most known for playing crude, crass characters with a twisted, foul-mouthed sense of humor in movies like This is the End and Pineapple Express, and shows like HBO.s Eastbound and Down. But, according to The Wrap, McBride is indeed set to join the upcoming science fiction epic. There are no details on what role Danny McBride will take in Alien: Covenant, but he joins a call sheet »
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
Danny McBride is in early talks to join the cast of Alien: Covenant, Ridley Scott’s latest Alien movie, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Michael Fassbender is returning as the amoral android last seen in Scott’s Alien prequel Prometheus, while Katherine Waterston is the movie’s female lead. Plot details are being kept inside the chest (get it?), but sources say the story once again sees a space crew facing the deadly acid- and blood-spewing creatures. McBride might be playing one of two techie roles that have a comedic bent to them, but that could not be confirmed. A shoot in
- Borys Kit
The news of McBride's potential Alien: Covenant casting comes from TheWrap, who report that the actor is in "early discussions" for a co-starring role in the film.
McBride is well-known for his scene-stealing humor in films such as This Is the End, Pineapple Express, and Hot Rod, as well as his portrayal of Kenny Powers in the TV series Eastbound & Down. It's not known what type of character McBride would play in the new Alien movie, but we'll keep Daily Dead readers updated on further details as they surface.
If McBride gets the co-starring gig, he would join current Alien: Covenant cast members Katherine Waterston and Michael Fassbender, who will reprise his role as the android David from Prometheus. Fox will release Alien: Covenant in theaters on October 6th, »
- Derek Anderson
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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