In 2011, Academy Award nominated actor Sigourney Weaver, most known for her role as Ellen Ripley in Alien (and the subsequent sequels Aliens and Alien 3), will be having her strongest year in film since 2008. Weaver will be starring in six films including: Cedar Rapids as Macy Vanderhei, Paul as Tara, The Cold Light of Day, Vamps as Cisserus, Abduction as Dr. Bennett, and Rampart. She is also rumored to return to the Ghostbusters franchise as Dana Barrett in Ghostbusters III in 2012.
As far as comedies go, Cedar Rapids will be her top film to look out for, which also stars John C. Reilly (Cyrus, Terri), Ed Helms (The Hangover Part II) and Anne Heche (Hung). The film is about a naive Midwesterner insurance salesman who travels to a big-city convention to save the jobs of his co-workers. Her second comedy Paul, which stars Seth Rogen (The Green Hornet) and Jane Lynch (Glee), will probably be more along the lines of slapstick comedy – great for one time laughs but without much replay value. Paul is about two British comic-book geeks who travel across the U.S. and ecounter an alien outside Area 51 so expect one or two Alien and Predator references.
On the dramatic side, expect viewers to look out for Rampart, which features Boardwalk Empire star Steve Buscemi. Rampart follows veteran police officer Dave Brown, the last of the renegade cops, as he struggles to take care of his family, and fights for his own survival. Academy Award nominated Writer/Director John Singleton will be directing Abduction, a thriller centered on a young man who sets out to uncover the truth about his life after finding his baby photo on a missing persons website. The Cold Light of Day will most likely be her most action-packed feature since it stars action hero Bruce Willis. The film centers on young American (Cavill) uncovers a conspiracy during his attempt to save his family, who were kidnapped while on vacation in Spain,
In 2008, Weaver also made a strong showing in six films: Be Kind Rewind, Vantage Point, Baby Mama, WALL-E, Eli Stone and The Tale of Despereaux.