Rapace Favourite For “Alien” Prequels

Noomi Rapace, the star of the Swedish “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” films, is apparently Ridley Scott’s favourite to star as the female lead in his upcoming “Alien” prequels at 20th Century Fox reports Deadline.

Rapace has apparently had more than one meeting with Scott, and has left a very strong impression on the director. Carey Mulligan and Gemma Arterton have also met with the director.

Noomi Rapace recently signed to play a gypsy in “Sherlock Holmes 2”, and with the “Alien” films currently on hold there’s likely no issue of scheduling conflicts. However has still yet to be made.

At last report, the films are hitting a roadblock as Scott is seeking a $250 million budget and hard-R rating, whereas Fox wants a cheaper PG-13 project.