Who Will Play the Lead Role in Ridley Scott's Alien Prequel?
Posted 10.08.10 by Ryan
Director Ridley Scott is busy trying to find a female lead for his upcoming Alien Prequel, reportedly meeting with several actresses. The role has to be an exciting prospect for actresses, since starring in Scott's 1979 sci-fi classic, Alien certainly helped Sigourney Weaver's career.
Deadline reports that Scott has met with Carey Mulligan (Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps), Abbie Cornish (Scott's A Good Year), and Noomi Rapace (Swedish adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and its subsequent sequels). According to the report, Rapace made an impression on Scott, though no decision has been made for the role.
Should the Swedish actress land the Prequel role, it'll be her second English language role after being cast in Sherlock Holmes 2 in September. American audiences can see Rapace in The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, the last of the Swedish adaptations of author Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy, set for release on October 29. Watch Rapace in the Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest trailer below. (David Fincher is currently directing the American adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo).