You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Charlize Theron to star in ‘Prometheus’

Thesp joins Rapace, Fassbender in Ridley Scott's sci-fi pic

Exclusive: Charlize Theron has inked a deal to star in “Prometheus” for 20th Century Fox.

Theron joins Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender in the sci-fi actioner to be directed by Ridley Scott.

The project was originally thought to be an “Alien” prequel but Fox has strongly denied any tie-in to the “Alien” story. The studio named the pic “Prometheus” in January.

Scott and Damon Lindelof are doing a rewrite of a script originally penned by Jon Spaihts and based on an idea by Scott.

The studio is keeping project details under wraps. Shooting is set to begin in the spring.

Theron recently wrapped “Young Adult” for Paramount and signed on last month to play the evil queen in “Snow White and the Huntsman” for Universal.

Fox recently switched the release date for “Prometheus” from March 9, 2012, to the more high-profile summer spot of June 8 of that year.

Theron is repped by WME.

More Film

  • Golden Globes 2018 Nominations: First-Time Nominees

    Golden Globes Nominations: First-Timers Break Through

    Exclusive: Charlize Theron has inked a deal to star in “Prometheus” for 20th Century Fox. Theron joins Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender in the sci-fi actioner to be directed by Ridley Scott. The project was originally thought to be an “Alien” prequel but Fox has strongly denied any tie-in to the “Alien” story. The studio […]

  • Greta Gerwig Among Female Directors Shut

    Female Directors Shut Out of Golden Globes Nominations

    Exclusive: Charlize Theron has inked a deal to star in “Prometheus” for 20th Century Fox. Theron joins Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender in the sci-fi actioner to be directed by Ridley Scott. The project was originally thought to be an “Alien” prequel but Fox has strongly denied any tie-in to the “Alien” story. The studio […]

  • 2018 Golden Globe Nominations Scorecard by

    Golden Globes Leaderboard: 'Shape of Water,' Fox Searchlight Top List of Nominees

    Exclusive: Charlize Theron has inked a deal to star in “Prometheus” for 20th Century Fox. Theron joins Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender in the sci-fi actioner to be directed by Ridley Scott. The project was originally thought to be an “Alien” prequel but Fox has strongly denied any tie-in to the “Alien” story. The studio […]

  • Big Little Lies Shape of Water

    Golden Globes Nominations: 'Shape of Water,' 'Big Little Lies' Score Big

    Exclusive: Charlize Theron has inked a deal to star in “Prometheus” for 20th Century Fox. Theron joins Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender in the sci-fi actioner to be directed by Ridley Scott. The project was originally thought to be an “Alien” prequel but Fox has strongly denied any tie-in to the “Alien” story. The studio […]

  • Japan Box Office: ‘Kamen Rider’ Roars

    Japan Box Office: ‘Kamen Rider’ Roars to Top Spot

    Exclusive: Charlize Theron has inked a deal to star in “Prometheus” for 20th Century Fox. Theron joins Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender in the sci-fi actioner to be directed by Ridley Scott. The project was originally thought to be an “Alien” prequel but Fox has strongly denied any tie-in to the “Alien” story. The studio […]

  • Time Square Station Explosion

    NYPD Investigating Explosion in Times Square Station, Suspect in Custody

    Exclusive: Charlize Theron has inked a deal to star in “Prometheus” for 20th Century Fox. Theron joins Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender in the sci-fi actioner to be directed by Ridley Scott. The project was originally thought to be an “Alien” prequel but Fox has strongly denied any tie-in to the “Alien” story. The studio […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content