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J. Edgar gains Gossip Girl's Ed Westwick and loses Charlize Theron (but is she now up for the Alien prequel?)

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Clint Eastwood's biopic J. EDGAR continues to take form as new casting news comes down the pike (and old rumors crash and burn). Deadline is reporting that "Gossip Girl" heartthrob Ed Westwick (S. DARKO, CHILDREN OF MEN) has landed a "major supporting role" in the drama centered around the famed FBI director.

Deadline says that Westwick "will play a clean cut operative with writing skill. Once Hoover discovers he can write, he conscripts Agent Smith to write Hoover's biography, until Smith gets a little too close to the truth."

Now, what of statuesque beauty Charlize Theron? Despite the recent rumors that she would be likely joining the growing cast in the role of Hoover's personal secretary 'Helen Gandy', Vulture is now reporting that apparently Theron "never actually planned on accepting" the part. Instead, she will be moving ahead with the fairy tale flick SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN.

But with the death of one rumor comes the birth of a whole new one! Vulture adds in their report that 20th Century Fox is interested in getting Theron for Ridley Scott's ALIEN prequel in the role of 'Vickers' - "a fortysomething, tough-but-sexy crewmember." That role was originally being linked to actress Michelle Yeoh, but Fox apparently feels that a name with more star power needs to enter the equation.

"Knowledgeable insiders say that Fox execs are nervous about pinning Scottís costly CGI movie on such lesser-known actors like [Noomi] Rapace and, should a deal be made with him, Michael Fassbender, or Yeoh, and so wanted a bigger name for the part of Vickers."

"Weíre told that Fox is having the role rewritten so that itís larger and befitting, if not of Theron, than at least of someone of Theronís stature."


Extra Tidbit: God, seriously, I wish this ALIEN prequel would just go away.
Source: DeadlineVulture

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8:34AM on 01/12/2011
i read that ridley scott didn't actually want to make this. he probably had to agree in return for fox financing another project he wanted to do.
i read that ridley scott didn't actually want to make this. he probably had to agree in return for fox financing another project he wanted to do.
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2:55AM on 01/12/2011
A 40 something tough but sexy female crew member. Sound exactually like Sigorney Weaver. I like this idea!
A 40 something tough but sexy female crew member. Sound exactually like Sigorney Weaver. I like this idea!
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12:44PM on 01/11/2011

Alien Prequel

Can we wait to hear actual news about the Alien Prequel before we judge? Sure it sounds like the equivelant to Jurassic Park 4, but we don't know anything about that either. I'm cautiously excited about both.
Can we wait to hear actual news about the Alien Prequel before we judge? Sure it sounds like the equivelant to Jurassic Park 4, but we don't know anything about that either. I'm cautiously excited about both.
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12:21PM on 01/11/2011

Alien issue

I think they have painted themselves into a corner. They want a tough 40 ish leading lady with star power. Well there arent a lot of those around, that would me much easier to cast if it were a manand you could have real star power with a RDJ or a Clooney and many more, but as a woman you have a much more limited field to choose from.
I think they have painted themselves into a corner. They want a tough 40 ish leading lady with star power. Well there arent a lot of those around, that would me much easier to cast if it were a manand you could have real star power with a RDJ or a Clooney and many more, but as a woman you have a much more limited field to choose from.
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12:12PM on 01/11/2011

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Couldn't agree more. There is no need for it.
Couldn't agree more. There is no need for it.
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8:01AM on 01/11/2011
Had no idea he was in Children of Men. Newfound respect.
Had no idea he was in Children of Men. Newfound respect.
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7:47AM on 01/11/2011
Had no idea he was in Children of Men. Newfound respect.
Had no idea he was in Children of Men. Newfound respect.
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8:02AM on 01/11/2011
Nevermind. It was as Danny Huston's retarded son.
Nevermind. It was as Danny Huston's retarded son.
5:14AM on 01/11/2011

ALIENS lives

I'd be well happy for Charlize Theron to drop out of this if it means weare closer to a new alien film.

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I'd be well happy for Charlize Theron to drop out of this if it means weare closer to a new alien film.

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