Charlize Theron has been cast in Ridley Scott's Prometheus for 20th Century Fox. The News comes via variety who state no details are yet known about the role Theron will play but the actress will join Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender in the film. Scott will produce, with an aim for June 8, 2012 release with David Giler, Walter Hill and Tony Scott.
The first script was written by Jon Spaihts and has since been reworked and continues to be polished by Damon Lindelof and Scott. Scott previously explained the outline of the film and its genesis as follows: "While 'Alien' was indeed the jumping off point for this project, out of the creative process evolved a new, grand mythology and universe in which this original story takes place. The keen fan will recognize strands of 'Alien's' DNA, so to speak, but the ideas tackled in this film are unique, large and provocative. I couldn't be more pleased to have found the singular tale I'd been searching for, and finally return to this genre that's so close to my heart."
Theron has been linked to the then Alien Prequel for some time, with some sites even claiming the whole project [Prometheus] was being re-written for her as a "befitting" star vehicle. While officially there are no details out on the role, its been presumed by some that she is up for Vickers, the second major female role after Noomi Rapace's Scientist Elizabeth Shaw.