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Noomi Rapace Serious Contender for Lead in Aliens Prequel

Noomi Rapace is the top contender for the female lead role in  Ridley Scott’s upcoming ‘Alien’ prequel. The actress, who is most well known for her portrayal of Lisbeth Salander in the Swedish film adaptations of the Millenium books, has competition from such other actresses as Natalie Portman and Carey Mulligan, but Scott seems intent on casting Rapace.

Rapace has already gone through a month of auditions. She’s also beating out such actresses as Abbie Cornish, who’s next set to star in Zack Snyder’s ‘Sucker Punch,’ and Olivia Wilde, who will be appearing in the anticipated ‘Tron: Legacy.’

While there is question over how well Rapace can speak English, as she hasn’t appeared in an English-speaking film yet, but she is set to  star in Guy Ritchie’s ‘Sherlock Holmes 2.’ If she gets the role, Rapace will also face public scrutiny and comparisons to Sigourney Weaver’s portrayal of Ellen Ripley in the original ‘Aliens.’

Written by: Karen Benardello

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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