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Idris Elba, Sean Harris, Kate Dickie Also Join the 'Prometheus' Cast

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February 25, 2011
Source: Daily Mail

Idris Elba, Sean Harris, Kate Dickie

There have been a lot of rumors recently about big story elements of Ridley Scott's new sci-fi Prometheus, but we've held off on mentioning any as it's all unconfirmed and very spoilery. Instead, we've got some new casting to report on, coming from industry vet Baz Bamigboye of the UK's Daily Mail (via The Playlist). Baz, who also broke Ralph Fiennes in Bond 23, says that Idris Elba (The Losers, Thor), Sean Harris (Harry Brown) and Kate Dickie (Red Road) will all be joining the ensemble cast, which already includes Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace. Shooting is starting in three weeks at Pinewood Studios.

One reason we're skeptical of the reports of giant heads pilot spaceships and xenomorph aliens showing up is because Ridley Scott tells Bamigboye that the script has not made its way online. "I was insistent that the script not leak onto the internet, where it gets dissected out of context, which spoils it for everyone." And no one wants that! Like with Chris Nolan's Inception, actors were only allowed to read the script inside of Ridley's production offices (or with guards watching). But Scott still promises something epic in scope and scale. "It's the story of creation, the gods and the man who stood against them. It's not a small film," he jokes. I certainly hope not, as I'm excited to finally see him return to epic sci-fi and this sounds great so far.

We still - officially - don't know much about Prometheus besides those early quotes that it's, "a new, grand mythology and universe in which this original story takes place." It's obviously about a crew on a spaceship and Fassbender plays the android onboard. Scott confirms to Daily Mail that it's "a science fiction thriller," so not as much huge action, but back to his Alien roots. Interestingly, Bamigboye mentions that "one of his actors told me that he could recite the entire screenplay to me" - I wonder who that was, cause that sounds like he's excited as hell to shoot this. We'll continue to keep you guys updated on Prometheus - stay tuned!

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  • Gh
    I loved Sean Harris in Harry Brown as the drug addicted guy and look forward to more of him It's from the director of Gladiator man!!! It has to be huge and interresting! Not to mention that it's Sci-fi too!
  • The_Kid89
    This has a pretty good cast right now. Huge fan of the ALIEN Series, so I'm hyped for this, even if it's not part of the same storyline. The fact that Ridley Scott is going back to Sci-fi just makes it that much cooler. I hope he makes it epic.
  • Anonymous
    This is shaping up to be a great cast. Idris Elba is a beast. I'm trying not to get too excited. It all looks great on paper, but Ridley Scott has put a lot of stinkers out lately.
    • Anonymous
      his worst was Robin Hood, but his others have been excellent.
  • Anonymous
    Best. Cast. Ever.

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