UPDATE: Gemma Arterton Meeting for Ridley Scott’s Alien Prequels?

UPDATE: MTV spoke to Arterton’s publicist who says there’s no truth to this report.

In an interview with the British paper The Sunday Times (via Digital Spy) for her upcoming Stephen Frears film Tamara Drewe, actress Gemma Arterton told them she will be meeting with Ridley Scott about possibly starring in his planned prequels to his breakout 1979 sci-fi thriller Alien.

Apparently Scott was so impressed by Arterton’s performance in J. Blakeson’s The Disappearance of Alice Creed, that he wanted to meet with her for the main female role. Some will remember that Scott’s casting of Sigourney Weaver as Ridley in the original Alien pretty much kicked-off her career. Who knows when this meeting may happen and if anything will come out of it, but we can’t think of a better way for Arterton to show off her bad-ass side then to fight aliens.

According to the story, Arterton has also been attached to The Keys to the Street, an adaptation of Ruth Rendell’s novel that was once eyed by a younger Christopher Nolan, and actor/director Richard E. Grant’s British Western In with the Outlaws.

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