The film is set to be released October 2017.
Carmen Ejogo and Jussie Smollett just landed roles in Ridley Scott's highly anticipated Alien prequel.
Alien: Covenant will take place roughly ten years after the events of Prometheus. It will follow the colony ship Covenant to a remote planet solely inhabited by the android David, the only survivor of the Prometheus expedition. The crew soon finds out that the planet they've discovered isn't the paradise they initially believed it to be.
There's no word yet on what roles Smollett and Ejogo will play, but we look forward to seeing both actors take such giant leaps in their careers. The film is set to be released October 2017.