class=”alignleft size-full wp-image-50528″ title=”Hathaway and Franco” src=”” alt=”” width=”165″ height=”206″ />Following on from the news that Natalie Portman was being mentioned as a possible star for Ridley Scott’s prequel to the film which kick-started his own career (1979’s Alien), Bloody Disgusting have a couple of other names who have been added to the mix as potential leads.

Anne Hathaway and James Franco (currently starring in Fox’s Rise of the Apes) could be donning the space suits and avoiding those face-huggers in the Damon Lindelof-penned origin tale.

They’ll no doubt be more young Hollywood names being bandied around in the coming weeks as the production gathers momentum, but the pairing of these two sounds like a solid choice.

What are your thoughts?