Logan Marshall-Green has landed the lead role in Ridley Scott's next film "Prometheus," an epic sci-fi feature set to lens this year, according to Deadline.
The movie will feature strong links to Scott's 1979 film "Alien" and will follow mankind during its infancy of manned deep-space flights. Fox has set its premiere for June 8, 2012.
Marshall-Green, who recently appeared in the film "Devil," will play Holloway, a space ship crewman who is romantically involved with the character played by Noomi Rapace ("The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo").
Scott promises a "really tough, really nasty" film that involves gods and engineers of space.
Damon Lindelof ("Lost") penned the project's script based on an idea from Scott and an initial draft by Jon Spaihts.
In addition to directing the film, Scott will produce it along with Walter Hill, Tony Scott and David Giler.
"Prometheus" also stars Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Sean Harris and Kate Dickie.
Some of Marshall-Green's other credits include "Brooklyn's Finest" and roles on "24," "Dark Blue" and "The O.C."
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