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Ridley Scott is trying desperately to keep the plot of his upcoming sci-fi film Prometheus under wraps, but apparently not so much that he's unwilling to talk to the press over in the UK. Chatting up The Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye, Scott both emphasized how secretive the project is-- actors reading the script have to do it supervised in Scott's office-- and revealed three new cast members who have signed on: Idris Elba, Sean Harris and Kate Dickie.

All three actors hail from the UK, but Elba is the likeliest to be known in the States, having played both The Wire's Stringer Bell and The Office's Charles Minor. Harris appeared in all three installments of the UK crime drama The Red Riding Trilogy, in addition to Harry Brown and the upcoming Brighton Rock. Dickie appeared in Andrea Arnold's indie film Red Road, but has a much smaller list of credits than either of her other new co-stars. It goes without saying that Scott didn't reveal which roles they'll be playing, but they'll fit somehow into a cast that already includes Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace. Shooting starts in three weeks in time to meet the scheduled release date of June 8, 2012.

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