Ever since Sigourney Weaver turned down a chance to reprise the role of Ripley in Ridley Scott's upcoming "Alien 3D" prequel, the film maker has been searching for a strong, yet beautiful, woman to take on H.R. Giger's most famous creation.
There have been plenty of names floating around, but none of them seemed to be in any serious contention for the lead role in the film, that is, until now.
Though her publicists were trying to deny it like mad, "Prince Of Persia" star Gemma Arterton has come forward publicly to announce that she has the inside track to land the coveted role. At the Toronto International Film Festival this past weekend, where Arterton was in attendance promoting her new film "Tamara Drewe" the actress let it slip that, "The honest truth is that Ridley Scott has approached me to meet with him about something in the next few weeks."
That 'something' being the next "Alien" movie.
The actress then added that she would be looking forward to 'bulking up' for the part, "I'd love to get buff. But maybe I'll be playing an alien! I wouldn't mind that, actually. I like dressing up. That's why I became an actor in the first place."
It's not very likely that Scott would opt to encase the lovely young actress in a rubber monster suit, so it is safe to say that Artertan will be playing a ballsy, yet vulnerable, female lead in the vein of Weaver's Ripley.
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