Idris Elba joins the cast of Ridley Scott's Prometheus

Idris Elba, Kate Dickie and Sean Harris have joined the cast of Ridley Scott's Prometheus , the sorta-prequel to Alien .

The movie is shrouded in immense secrecy, but it's fast creeping its way to the top of our 'Most Anticipated List'.

Elba is still probably best known for his portrayal of Stringer Bell in The Wire , pulling off an astonishing blend of charm and menace.

He also earned good notices for Luther (on the telly), and he has provided solid support in The Losers , RocknRolla and 28 Days Later , and he'll be seen in Thor this summer.

You may recognise Kate Dickie from her performance in Andrea Arnold's Red Road , where she was compelling as the CCTV operator with a secret past, and Sean Harris has recently been seen in Brighton Rock , Harry Brown and Red Riding .

These new recruits are joining the already-cast Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender and Charlize Theron.

It's extremely reassuring and exciting to see Scott filling out his cast with genuine acting talent over big-name recognition, as he returns to the territority of one of his greatest movies.

And this is one movie that we're properly excited to see in 3D...

Matt Maytum
Editor, Total Film

I'm the Editor at Total Film magazine, overseeing the running of the mag, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.