Danny McBride in Talks for Ridley Scott's 'Alien: Covenant'

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Michael Fassbender and Katherine Waterston are already on board the sci-fi horror movie.

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 Australia is being prepped.

McBride, repped by CAA and Hansen Jacobson, was last seen in Bill Murray’s Rock the Kasbah and is one of the voice stars of The Angry Birds Movie.