ALIEN: COVENANT Casts James Franco

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James Franco (Why Him) is set to join the cast of Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant.

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No details on Franco’s role have been revealed but we know he will be joining returning cast members Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, and Guy Pearce who all appeared in Prometheus the first instalment in this new Alien franchise.

The film follows the colony ship Covenant as it heads toward a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy. Crew members discover what they believe to be an uncharted paradise, which turns out to be a dark, menacing world in which the only inhabitant is the synthetic David (Fassbender), a survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.

Alien: Covenant is set for release on May 19, 2017.

SOURCE: Variety.com