Noomi Rapace continues her invasion of Hollywood with another potential project. A few weeks ago we learned that she was cast as the female lead in Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes 2, now there’s word that she might be in the running for Ridley Scott’s upcoming Alien prequel. The last time we checked Gemma Arterton was said to be a candidate, but if we had to choose between her and Rapace, we’d go with Rapace. She’s just looks more badass (see photo above).

According to Deadline, 20th Century Fox and director Ridley Scott have had general meetings with several actresses for the lead in the prequel but no one has been nailed down. Sources claim that Rapace is a real possibility for the part, seeing that talks between her and the studio have been ongoing. She actually met with them prior to her casting in Sherlock Holmes 2

Other actresses said to be in the running for the film include Carey Mulligan and Abbie Cornish. We’re not sure what type of characterization they’re going for but if this woman is supposed to be a badass like Ripley, Rapace would be the best choice. Cornish has also had her fair share of strong roles, with the upcoming Sucker Punch being one of them. We haven’t had the opportunity to see Mulligan in anything horror or action oriented so this would be a first for her.

Who do you think should be cast in the role?