Michael Fassbender to Play Android in Ridley Scott’s ‘Prometheus’

Michael Fassbender from his 'Hex' days

Michael Fassbender, formerly Azazeal on BBC America’s Hex, continues to grab high-profile Hollywood parts. Next up for him: Prometheus, Ridley Scott‘s new sci-fi film once thought to be an “Alien prequel.” His co-star is the super-hot Noomi Rapace, best known for playing Lisbeth in those recent Stieg Larsson adaptations. Fassender will portray an android in the movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The German-born star has a full 2011 coming up: he’s playing Rochester in the Cary Fukunaga-directed Jane Eyre adaptation, which is currently set for a March release. And he’s Magneto in the latest X-Men installment, X-Men: First Class, which hits theaters this June.

Prometheus will premiere June 8, 2012.

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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