Ridley Scott's Prometheus Adds Patrick Wilson To The Massive Cast

Joseph Bishara and Patrick Wilson in Insidious
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Patrick Wilson is a well-regarded stage actor with pretty good taste, and he's appeared in enough really good movies-- like Little Children and (in my opinion) Morning Glory to still be a decent bet. But he's also got a lot of crap on his resume, from 2004's Phantom of the Opera to this year's The Ledge, and could always stand to tip the balance in his favor. Luckily things are looking pretty good for his next project, a little space movie you might have heard of called Prometheus, being directed by an up-and-comer called Ridley Scott. You know, no big deal.

The Playlist has confirmed that Wilson has indeed been added to the massive, massively talented cast of Prometheus, which already includes Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce and Rafe Spall, among others. Despite an impressive Comic Con panel we still know virtually nothing about Prometheus, beyond the fact that Theron plays the head of The Company, a kind of outer space corporate entity probably not unlike the one that employed Paul Reiser in Aliens, and that Scott claims the movie has "similar DNA" to Alien. Whether or not it's a proper prequel to Alien is something they'll probably very carefully keep under their hats until the last possible moment.

So it goes without saying that we don't know who Wilson will be playing, though I can see him fitting right in alongside the talent that's already out there. He's pretty good at playing clean-cut jerky types, so he could also be playing an employee of The Company. But Wilson's a versatile guy, so don't make any assumptions. Prometheus is set to hit theaters June 8 next year.

Katey Rich

Staff Writer at CinemaBlend