Sanaa Lathan vs. Alien vs. Predator

Twentieth Century Fox announced today that the studio has finalized casting for Alien vs. Predator, in which the iconic monsters from two of the scariest film franchises ever, battle each other for the first time on film.

Alien vs. Predator (also known as AvP) begins principal photography October 28, in Prague. Fox releases the film August, 2004.

The studio auditioned hundreds of actresses for the coveted lead role of explorer and adventurer Alexia “Lex” Kline, who finds herself caught between two alien races engaged in the ultimate battle. Sanaa Latham, currently starring with Denzel Washington in “Out of Time,” takes on the role, which will remind fans of another iconic action heroine: Sigourney Weaver’s Ellen Ripley of the “Alien” film franchise. Latham also starred in the recent Fox Searchlight hit “Brown Sugar.”

Raoul Bova, who appears opposite Diane Lane in “Under the Tuscan Sun,” portrays Sebastian Wells, an archaeologist pursuing a buried civilization in Antarctica, only to make an even more terrifying discovery. One of the most popular actors in contemporary Italian cinema, Bova currently is featured in a series of provocative GAP ads.

Lance Henriksen, who appeared in “Aliens” (as the android “Bishop”) and “Alien 3,” portrays Charles Bishop Weyland, a billionaire industrialist who funds and leads the Antarctic project that unearths the warring Alien and Predator races.

Also taking on a key role is British actor Ewen Bremmer, who plays a wayward pilot in “The Rundown,” and co-starred in “Black Hawk Down” and “Trainspotting.”

Source: 20th Century Fox