UPDATE: The Playlist has confirmed this.
Patrick Wilson, the lead actor of CBS’ upcoming drama A Gifted Man, has reportedly joined the cast of Ridley Scott‘s anticipated sci-fi film Prometheus. The star’s possible casting comes amidst the numerous casting rumors that have been circulating around the Internet. If Wilson does indeed join the cast, he will be joining already confirmed actors Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce, Noomi Rapace, Logan Marshall-Green and Rafe Spall.
Latino Review reported on Wilson’s possible casting in Prometheus, citing an excerpt that appeared in a St. Petersburg Times article about his role in A Gifted Man. The excerpt reads:
Wilson will need to leverage everything he’s learned from Shorecrest (Preparatory School) to a new role in the highly anticipated Alien prequel Prometheus (directed by original Alien auteur Ridley Scott) for his latest challenge-creating a rare TV drama success on Fridays.
There has also been speculation on the synopsis of Prometheus, as Alien Prequel News has photos of the film’s torn-down set from Pinewood Studios in England. The movie, which is set for release on June 8, 2012, reportedly follows a team of scientists and explorers on a thrilling journey that will test their physical and mental limits. The team will be stranded on a distant world, where they’ll discover the answers to humans’ most profound questions.
Let us know if you’re excited about seeing Prometheus. Also, what do you think of Wilson’s possible casting, after he gave a chilling performance in last spring’s hit supernatural horror film Insidious?