Fede Alvarez’s ‘Alien’ Film Adds Cast Ahead of Production Start

Director Fede Alvarez‘s installment in the Alien movie franchise found its lead in Cailee Spaeny and now as it gears up for a March 9th start of production in Budapest, 20th Century Studios has revealed the supporting cast.

In an official press release, 20th Century Studios announced the castings of David Jonsson, Archie Renaux, Spike Fearn and Aileen Wu and confirmed the casting of Isabela Merced.

20th Century Studios’ new “Alien” film starring Cailee Spaeny (“Mare of Easttown”) will begin production in Budapest on March 9. Joining Spaeny in the cast are David Jonsson (“Industry”), Archie Renaux (“Shadow and Bone”), Isabela Merced (“Rosaline”), Spike Fearn (“The Batman”) and Aileen Wu (“Away from Home”). Fede Alvarez (“Evil Dead,” “The Girl in the Spider’s Web,” “Don’t Breathe”) directs from a screenplay he wrote with his frequent collaborator Rodo Sayagues. Ridley Scott, who directed the original “Alien” and produced and directed the series’ entries “Prometheus” and “Alien: Covenant,” and Michael Pruss (“Boston Strangler” upcoming) are producing under their Scott Free banner, with Brent O’Connor (“Bullet Train”), Elizabeth Cantillon (“Persuasion”) and Tom Moran (“The Donut King”) serving as executive producers.

In this ninth entry in the immensely popular and enduring film series, a group of young people on a distant world find themselves in a confrontation with the most terrifying life form in the universe.

The new film as announced to be in development in November 2023 and has come together fairly quickly. As of publication, no further details about the plot have been uncovered nor has a release date been set. It’s also unclear where the film will fall in the Alien chronology.

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