More “Alien” Cast Rumors, Weaver Talk

Anne Hathaway and James Franco have joined the list of potential candidates to star in Ridley Scott’s new “Alien” prequel reports Bloody Disgusting.

Both Hathaway and Franco have expressed an interest in appearing in the film but aren’t formally linked in any way. Natalie Portman, Noomi Rapace and Carey Mulligan have all been rumoured to be under consideration for the project in the past month.

Meawhile out doing promotion for the “Alien” Anthology Blu-ray set being released next week, Sigourney Weaver says she has no interest in being on screen in the film, but would like to be involved in a different capacity than many expected.

“Certainly not as an actor but if they needed help with the story, I could probably help them. I have a good sense of what people appreciate in the series and what they don’t care about. So I hope they’ll ask me” said Weaver in an interview with Screen Junkies.