Gemma Arterton Will/Won't Star In Alien Prequel

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09.07.10 9 Comments

It’s Tuesday, so it must be time for another installment of FilmDrunk’s favorite game – Will Gemma Arterton’s Butt Be In An Alien Prequel Or Won’t It? Oh, we’ve never played that game? That’s because Vince always wants to play Tune In Tokyo. But today we shall play, because sources are reporting that Gemma is in talks to star in Ridley Scott’s Alien prequels. That’s right, plural on the prequel nod, which means we’re in for a slew of new acid-spewing space monsters, which is also Lamar Odom’s pet name for Khloe Kardashian.

According to

The actress told the British paper The Sunday Times that she was in discussions with Ridley Scott about starring in the upcoming prequels to his successful 1979 film, Alien. Supposedly, Scott was so impressed with Arterton’s talent after seeing her in The Disappearance of Alice Creed that he wanted to meet her in person to talk about the main female role. And that’s not too surprising, considering Arterton’s character spent the majority of Alice Creed nude and getting physically abused.

*adds The Disappearance of Alice Creed to Netflix 14 times*

And if there’s one thing we know as certain in this life, it’s that we can take actors and actresses at their words. So if Gemma says she’s in talks to star in the Alien prequels, then I assume that we can trust her… or can we? LIES! ALL LIES AFTER THE JUMP!

MTV’s Adam Rosenberg is also reporting that Gemma’s agent says there is no truth to the claim, and that the Prince of Persia actress is in talks with Scott. Turn my frown upside down twice, MTV Movies Blog:

MTV put in a call to Arterton’s publicist, who quickly confirmed: “There’s no truth to that.” It would have actually been an inspired bit of casting; Arterton proved in “Creed” and “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time” that she’s a tough cookie. I would definitely buy her taking on — and kicking the asses of — Xenomorphs.

If Gemma is really intent on doing an epic science fiction film, I’ll send her my screenplay for ALF: The Movie and we can start filming immediately. It’s basically just two hours of me eating kitty. Thank you, I’ll be here all week.

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