Olivia Wilde Joins Cowboys and Aliens

February 2, 2010

Sexy actress Olivia Wilde has joined forces with Daniel Craig to battle aliens in the wild west. It's nice to see that we're going to be getting some eye candy with our western sci-fi.

The Heat Vision blog reports that Wilde will be playing a character named Ella who helps Craig's character take on the extraterrestrials:

Wilde will play a character named Ella who joins up with mysterious gunslinger in an unlikely uprising against an alien invasion.

Craig is playing the gunslinger, taking over the role from Robert Downey Jr., who dropped out in January.

Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are producing and wrote the script with Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof.

The addition of hottie Olivia Wilde definitely makes Cowboys and Aliens a lot more promising. It looks like Wilde might be the new go-to cutie pie for sci-fi, seeing as she's also the female lead in the new Tron film.

And it's nice to see that Megan Fox isn't going to get cast in every single movie that requires a sexy leading lady.

So will she be playing an cowgirl or an Indian?

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