Last week, word broke that James Franco was apparently involved in Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant. Now, the actor has confirmed his involvement with the project while talking with our friends over at Hey U Guys, and you can check out the full interview posted below...
Franco will portray Branson, the captain of the Covenant and husband of Katherine Waterson’ Daniels. His role is said to be quite brief, appearing only in the first ten minutes or so of the film with small appearances later on.
Franco will also be reprising the role as Branson in some of the viral footage that has been shot for Alien: Covenant, which arrives in theaters on May 19, 2017.
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.
Starring alongside James Franco will be Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, Guy Pearce, Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, and Billy Crudup.
Source: Hey U Guys
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