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Michael Fassbender to Star Opposite Noomi Rapace in Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus'

Michael Fassbender
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Michael Fassbender

Michael Fassbender will star opposite Noomi Rapace in Prometheus, Fox's sci-fi project that was once an Alien prequel.

Ridley Scott is directing the movie, which just shifted release dates, moving from a March 2012 berth to a high-profile summer release of June 8, 2012.

Much of the story line is shrouded by secrecy, but Scott said the movie will have "Alien DNA." Fassbender is playing an android.

Fassbender, repped by CAA, was one of the breakouts from Inglourious Basterds, booking several high-profile roles off that film, including that of Magneto in Fox's X-Men: First Class.

He was offered the Prometheus role last year (when it was still the Alien prequel), with talks on and off throughout the fall. Fassbender also flirted with Universal's Snow White and the Huntsman, but now that he has booked Prometheus, that dance is over.