Noomi Rapace has quickly turned into the go-to gal for action when a kick-ass role needs filling. Which is clearly why she’s been chosen by Ridley Scott to star in his mysterious sci-fi
The Swedish Girl With The Dragon Tattoo actress has spoken with MTV about her involvement in the film, revealing that she’s jumping straight into filming after having completed Sherlock Holmes sequel A Game Of Shadows .
“My character’s name is Elizabeth Shaw,” she confirms, “and I’ll step into her shoes in March and be her for six months or something. It’s quite a long shoot. It’s unbelievable.
“She’s definitely her own [ character ]. She’s a scientist and is very bright. She’s a believer. I think there are some similarities [ to Ripley ], but she’s very much her own.
"I don’t think people will compare her so much to Ripley once they see the movie.”
Meanwhile, Hot Fuzz actor Rafe Spall has also joined Prometheus , which is reportedly set in the same universe as Alien , but is its own stand-alone movie.