Anne Hathaway, James Franco Might Have to Fight Some Aliens

October 19, 2010


Remember how Ridley Scott's original Alien film felt so haunting and believable in part because of the naturalism of its "trucker" cast--a group of realistically working-class humans, with varying degrees of physical flaw and all? Well, looks like that's not going to be so much the case for the prequel. Bloody Disgusting has learned Anne Hathaway and James Franco are now in talks to join Scott's sci-fi backstory, joining a list of candidates that already includes Natalie Portman, Noomi Rapace, and Carey Mulligan--so you can see which way the wind is blowing. The era of the Harry Dean Stanton type has ended. Sorry, Harry Dean Stanton types.

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