Deadline is reporting the Oscar nominee Demian Bichir (The Hateful Eight, A Better Life, Savages, Machete Kills) has joined the growing and talented cast of Ridley Scott’s Prometheus sequel Alien: Covenant in an unnamed role.
The film set many years after the events of Prometheus focuses on a colony ship named Covenant, it’s crew, a robot named David (the last surviving crew member of the ship Prometheus), and the Engineers’ homeworld (aka Paradise).
The trade is also reaffirming that Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, and Danny McBride are also among the film’s cast.
Production is expected to begin soon in Sydney, Australia. Ridley has promised to hire some local Australian talent, but has yet to hire an Aussie actor.