“Billy Crudup, who was part of the killer ensemble cast of Best Picture Oscar nominee Spotlight, has lined up two more big pics. He is in advanced negotiations for a key part in Alien: Covenant, the sequel to Ridley Scott’sPrometheus that is set to begin production next month in Australia.”
Crudup has been in a number of films, the most notable of which I feel are probably the Zack Synder directed Watchmen where Crudup played the role of Dr Manhattan (aka Jon Osterman) in the 2009 adaptation and Public Enemies in which Crudup starred as J. Edgar Hoover.
As with the other casting reports, there are no details about his potential character in Alien: Covenant. Thanks to tmjhur for the tip.