Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron is set to join original Girl with the Dragon Tattoo star Noomi Rapace and X-Men: First Class alum Michael Fassbender in director Ridley Scott’s sci-fi thriller Prometheus.
Originally written by Damon Lindelof (“LOST”) as a prequel to Scott’s 1979 classic Alien, Prometheus will star Theron as a character named Vickers. No other plot details are available at this time other than the promise of some “Alien DNA” footage hidden within the film.
Twentieth Century Fox will release Prometheus on June 3, 2012.
Theron, whose horror creds include The Road, Devil’s Advocate, and Monster (for which she won an Oscar), is also developing a new HBO crime drama based on the book Mind Hunter:Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit by renowned FBI profiler John Douglas.