Now that Rooney Mara got the Lisbeth Salander role in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Emma Stone got the Gwen Stacy role in Spider-Man and Sandra Bullock is in talks for Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity, the next juicy female role is the lead in the Ridley Scott-directed 3D Alien prequel at 20th Century Fox. I’m told that the studio and Scott have had general meetings with a number of actresses. I’ve heard that list includes the studio’s Wall Street 2 star Carey Mulligan and Abbie Cornish (Scott directed her in A Good Year). But another intriguing possibility I’ve heard more than once today is that Noomi Rapace also met and left a strong impression.

The actress, who played Lisbeth Salander in the original Swedish adaptation, met Scott and Fox before she signed on to co-star in the Sherlock Holmes sequel. I’m told that meetings are ongoing with cast and no decisions have been made, but I could see Rapace taking a Ripley-esque turn in space. Below is a recent trailer for her final turn in the Salander role, The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest:

david
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2 years
i love you noomi rapace.... excelent casting
Marie K
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4 years
Being Swedish I just laugh out loud on your opinions about a Swede performing in American assembly-line...
Mike Scott
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4 years
America doesn't have a Noomi..but we certainly need one. Like fine diamonds exporting is our only option....