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Ben Rigby Joins Alien: Covenant

Ben Rigby joins Alien: Covenant according to Variety. Variety is reporting that Ben Rigby has been cast in the Prometheus sequel, Alien: Covenant in an as-yet unknown role:

“Ben Rigby has joined the cast of Fox’s “Prometheus” sequel “Alien: Covenant.” Michael Fassbender is set to star as well as Katherine Waterston and Danny McBride, with Ridley Scott returning to direct.”

Ben Rigby Joins Alien: Covenant Ben Rigby Joins Alien: Covenant

Ben Rigby Joins Alien: Covenant

Like Alexander England, Ben Rigby is an Australian actor. He has largely been involved in short films, however, Rigby will be appearing opposite Rooney Mara, Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel in Lion which is due for release in November 2016. As with the rest of the cast, we don’t know anything about Rigby’s role in Alien: Covenant yet.

Rigby joins Michael Fassbender, Demián Bichir, Katherine Waterston, Carmen Ejogo, Jussie Smollett, Amy Seimetz, Callie Hernandez and Alexander England in Alien: Covenant. Other actors that have been spoken about in regards to Alien: Covenant – but not confirmed – are Danny McBride and Billy Crudup.

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    ITV : Australian actor Benjamin Rigby to star in Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant

    Quote"It's pretty insane"
    "I've known since January, and it has been exceptionally difficult to keep it quiet. My mum and my workplace had to know, but it's been hard"
    "I got an audition for this, and at the time I thought I'm not going to get this, it's bloody Ridley Scott. [But] It's usually the ones that you're not as invested in that you tend to get. I did that in October and I got a phone call in January, and I'd forgotten all about it".

    The actor gets on a plane for Sydney this Friday to begin rehearsals - and meet Scott for the first time.

    "I've read the whole script, and it's great, I really like it. I have a great character".
    "I'd say it's a sizable role. It's a good plot device. My favourite roles to play are plot devices"

    Given that 'Alien' is back in the title, will the new film be a continuation of 2012's Prometheus or something different?
    "Because there's an end result being the original Alien, it has to connect. People can expect similar things to happen, it is an Alien franchise [film]. It does translate. Obviously it's a completely different cast - Noomi isn't in it. I think it goes from the first to second one pretty fluidly".

    The actor starts shooting on the fourth of April, and is excited about sharing the floor with Scott and the rest of the cast, including fellow Australian Alexander England (Gods of Egypt).

    "I hope Ridley likes my work and that we can share a language together. I'm not entirely sure if I get to work with Fassbender.
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