Billy Crudup (“Spotlight,” “Watchmen”) is in advanced negotiations for a key role in Ridley Scott’s “Alien: Covenant” at 20th Century Fox.
The second in a prequel trilogy that sets up 1979’s “Alien,” the action is set ten years after the events of “Prometheus”. The cast includes Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Demian Bichir, Danny McBride, Jussie Smollett, Amy Seimetz, Carmen Ejogo and Callie Hernandez.
Specifics of Crudup’s role aren’t clear. Production is slated to begin next month in Australia.