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Charlize Theron In For The Alien Prequel?

Director Ridley Scott’s search for the leading lady in his Alien prequel is ongoing, and a new name has emerged in the rumor mill: Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron.

But before we continue, a note. Today’s Alien update comes courtesy of Vulture, and while the site has gotten plenty of scoops right in the past, they received significant backlash for their last Alien-related news item that suggested actors Michael Fassbender and Michelle Yeoh were circling roles, that the movie would center on a space crew ala Scott’s first film, that it would be called Paradise and a whole bunch of other items that were publicly denied by one of the film’s producers.

Still, in their latest update — which suggests that Fox executives want Theron or an actress with a similar pedigree to take on the expanded role of Vickers, because they’re nervous about Scott’s desire to cast Girl with the Dragon Tattoo star Noomi Rapace in the lead role of Elizabeth Shaw — there is absolutely no denial of the previous report. In fact, aspects of that report are mentioned as though they are still completely true. Sounds like Vulture is sticking to their story while adding the new Theron wrinkle. With any luck, we’ll start learning some real answers fairly soon.


  • comic relief

    Focusing on Charlize is excellent casting. Pertaining to the Alien prequel, I’m glad someone has figured out what to do with her. Like Adrian Brody, if you already have an Oscar why not act in as many Sci-fi franchises as you can.

    Referring to Girl with the Dragon tattoo, Social Networks Noomi Rapase is okay but let’s face it; there are a lot of twenty-something’s with a lot more experience than her. They should be thinking about recasting the flick with Emma Stone, Carrey Mulligan, or Kristen Stewart would be far smarter.

  • guest

    Noomi Rapace isn’t from the Social Network, and she isn’t 20 something. She’s 31, starred in the swedish Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and can act circles around hollywood haircuts like Kristen Stewart or Emma Stone. You’re thinking of Rooney Mara from the american Dragon Tattoo remake.

  • Smilernick19

    God i wish Fox would keep their nose out and stop ruining everything!!…for everyone!!! The last thing this movie needs if it’s to be any good at all (unlike the Alien Vs series of crap!) is a big name actor or actress whos overpaid and quite obviously a poor choice for the lead. Noomi Rapace all the way in my opinion! Just trust Ridley Scott to do it right, without the money hungry suits at Fox getting involved all the time! They might then have a classic film on their hands (which they can ruin later with countless sequals with rubbish storylines for pure profit)

  • comic relief

    It seems you are right thanks. Thanks.

  • Lion_okitkat

    What about Frida Kaloh (not sure if spelled correctly) from Slumdog Millionaire? I like her. Anyway I’d like another Aeon Flux movie! LOL! I know many disliked it, even hated it, but I really enjoyed. They don’t have to do a sequel, I wouldn’t mind a remake. :-)