20th Century Fox and director Ridley Scott have just about completed meetings with actresses to find the Ripley-like heroine for the 3D Alien prequel. I’m told that, so far, Scott’s favorite is The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo star Noomi Rapace. The other names being whispered range from Carey Mulligan to Abbie Cornish, Natalie Portman and Tron: Legacy star Olivia Wilde, the latter of whom met this week. Deadline revealed early this month that Rapace — who got the female lead in Sherlock Holmes 2 – was a possibility for Alien. Now, the studio will be heavily involved in the ultimate decision, and I’m told that Rapace’s English is a consideration. Stay tuned.
By MIKE FLEMING JR | Thursday October 28, 2010 @ 1:48pm PDTTags: 20th Century Fox, 3D Alien Prequel, 3D Alien Prequel Casting, Abbie Cornish, Alien Prequel, Carey Mulligan, Movie Deals, Movies, Natalie Portman, Noomi Rapace, Noomi Rapace 3D Alien Prequel, Olivia Wilde, Ridley Scott
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