Gerardo Celasco to Star in Quibi’s Drama Series “Swimming with Sharks”

Gerardo Celasco has gone swimming

The 37-year-old Salvadoran American actor has been cast opposite Kiernan Shipka and Diane Kruger in Quibi’s drama series Swimming with Sharks.

Gerardo Celasco

Billed as a contemporary update of George Huang’s 1994 film that both celebrates and skewers the Hollywood studio system, the Lionsgate-produced series is written and produced by Kathleen Robertson, and directed by Tucker Gates, with Chris Cowles also producing.

In the series adaptation with a female twist, Lou (Shipka), a young female assistant, works for Joyce (Kruger), a sole female studio head, at a company filled with manipulators, schemers and intrigue, but little do they know Lou is poised to outwit them all.

Celasco will play Miles, a moderately talented artist and the husband of Joyce Holt (the big moneymaker in the household). Miles and Joyce have a complicated relationship based on love, money and power.

Celasco, who rose to acclaim on NBC’s Passions, co-stars in the upcoming Foxthriller series neXt. He’s known for his multi-season arc on ABC’s How to Get Away with Murder

Rapace Signs with Creative Artists Agency

Noomi Rapace is getting creative

The 33-year-old half-Spanish actress has signed on with Creative Artists Agency (CAA).

Noomi Rapace

Rapace, the breakout star of Sweden’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and the subsequent installments of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy films, signed with CAA after leaving United Talent Agency.

Since coming to Hollywood, Rapace has appeared in several hit films, including Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and Prometheus.

Most recently, she starred opposite Rachel McAdams in Brian De Palma’s erotic thriller Passion.

After filming Dead Man Down, Rapace has been working on the Daniel Espinosa-directed Child 44 with Tom Hardy, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Gary Oldman, and the Michael R. Roskam-directed Animal Rescue with Matthias Schoenaerts.

Rapace’s Erotic Thriller “Passion” to be Released This August

Noomi Rapace’s erotic thriller Passion will be released in the United States this summer…

Entertainment One had previously acquired the North American rights to Brian De Palma’s film, which stars the 33-year-old half-Spanish actress and Rachel McAdams in December. And, now the company has announced plans to release Passion in theaters and via video on demand (VOD) in August.

Noomi Rapace in Passion

The film, which played in competition at the Venice Film Festival and screened at the Toronto Film Festival, centers on a deadly power struggle between two rising executives in the dog-eat-dog world of a multinational corporation.

De Palma wrote and directed the remake of the 2010 French film Love Crime (from Alain Corneau’s original screenplay).

Passion will hit theaters on August 30 and be available via VOD on August 1.

The Provincetown Film Festival to Premiere the Rapace-Starrer “Passion”

Noomi Rapace is bringing a little passion to Provincetown this weekend…

The 15th Provincetown Film Festival has added Brian De Palma’s Passion to its line-up.

Noomi Rapace in Passion

The erotic thriller, which stars the 33-year-old half-Spanish actress and Rachel McAdams, will be making its American premiere at the festival.

The film is described as a cat-and-mouse game of murderous personal and professional intrigue between a ruthless Berlin ad agency executive and her brilliant female assistant.

It bowed in competition at the Venice Film Festival last fall and segued directly to Toronto.

Its U.S. premiere was scheduled to take place at the New York Film Festival in October, but a glitch with the digital projection caused those screenings to be canceled.

Provincetown organizers confirmed Thursday that De Palma will fly in for Saturday’s showing of Passion. He is scheduled to participate in an audience Q&A after the film, which is a remake of French director Alain Corneau‘s 2010 noir, Love Crime.

Entertainment One will release Passion in the U.S. on August 30.

Rapace to Star in “Animal Rescue”

Noomi Rapace may be coming to the rescue

Fox Searchlight is reportedly offering the 32-year-old half-Spanish actress the female lead role in Animal Rescue, and is in final talks with Tom Hardy to co-star.

Noomi Rapace

Scripted by Gone Baby Gone author Dennis Lehane from a short story first published in the collection Boston Noir, the drama focuses on a man who wants to shed his criminal past but managed to get mixed up in a bad heist and a killing resulting from a lost and contested pit bull.

Animal Rescue will be directed by Michael R. Roskam, whose breakout film Bullhead was an Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language film last year.

Rapace – the original Girl With a Dragon Tattoo in the original Swedish version – most recently starred in Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, and she’ll return for the sequel to the sci-fi film.

She also starred in the Brian DePalma-directed Passion, which made its debut at the New York Film Festival.

Rapace Shares Steamy Kiss with McAdams in “Passion” Trailer

Mary Chapin Carpenter may sing about passionate kisses… But Noomi Rapace is sharing them with the world…

The 32-year-old half-Spanish actress shares a lip lock with her co-star Rachel McAdams in the first trailer for her latest film Passion, which was posted by the Toronto International Film Festival where it will be screened for the public next month.

Noomi Rapace in Passion

Based on the French film Love Crime, the Brian De Palma-written-and-directed thriller centers on a young businesswoman who plots murderous revenge after her boss and mentor steals her idea.

Passion will be screening this month at the Venice Film Festival ahead of its opening in Toronto.

Rapace’s “Dead Man Down” to Hit Theaters in April

There’s no denying Noomi Rapace’s star is on the rise in Hollywood…

The 32-year-old half-Spanish actress—who has starred in the blockbuster films Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and Prometheus—will be back on the big screen next spring.

Noomi Rapace

FilmDistrict has announced an April 5, 2013 release date for Dead Man Down, which stars Rapace and Colin Farrell.

In the Niels Arden Oplev-helmed film, Farrell stars as Victor, a professional killer and the right-hand man to an underground crime lord in New York City who’s seduced and blackmailed by Rapacae’s character Beatrice, a crime victim seeking retribution.

In addition to Rapace and Farrell, the cast includes Terrence Howard and Dominic Cooper.

In addition Rapace, the original Girl with a Dragon Tattoo, is set to star opposite Rachel McAdams in Brian DePalma’s latest thriller Passion.

Rapace Brings “Passion” To Her Latest Film

She may be starring in the highly anticipated sci-fi thriller Prometheus… But it looks like Noomi Rapace’s follow-up project will showcase her passionate side.

The 32-year-old Half-Spanish actress—who most recently appeared in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows—will be starring opposite Rachel McAdams in Brian De Palma‘s latest thriller Passion. And, if the first of the film’s on-set photos is any indication, Rapace and McAdams will be steaming up the screen.

Rachel McAdams & Noomi Rapace

Sporting daring red lipsticks, Rapace and McAdams are pictured in an intimate scene where they are about to lock lips.

Passion— a loose remake of Alain Corneau‘s 2010 French film Love Crime—follows a deadly power struggle between two women in the dog-eat-dog world of international business. Rapace stars as Isabelle, while McAdams portrays Christine.

Christine possesses the natural elegance and casual case associated with someone who has a healthy relationship with money and power. Innocent, lovely and easily exploited, her admiring protégé Isabelle is full of cutting-edge ideas that Christine has no qualms about stealing.

Christine takes pleasure in exercising control over Isabelle, leading her one step at a time ever deeper into a game of seduction and manipulation, dominance and humiliation. But when Isabelle falls into bed with one of Christine’s lovers, war breaks out.

The erotic thriller is set to be shopped for distribution at this year’s Cannes Film Festival later this month. Dominic Cooper, Karoline Herfurth and Paul Anderson also star in the film.

Rapace’s “Passion” Project with Rachel McAdams…

She’s just launched her Hollywood career in Sherlock Homes: A Game of Shadows, which opened nationwide today… But Noomi Rapace isn’t slowing down her oh-so-hot career.

The 31-year-old half-Spanish actress—who starred as Lisbeth Salander in the Swedish/Danish film adaptations of late author Stieg Larsson’s “Millennium series” books—has signed on to appear in Passion opposite The Notebook star Rachel McAdams.

Noomi Rapace

The psychological suspense thriller is an English-language adaptation from writer-director Brian De Palma of the French psychodrama Crime

The original starred Kristin Scott-Thomas and Ludivine Sagnier as a conniving boss and her ambitious protégé, respectively.

No word yet on which roles Rapace and McAdams will play in De Palma’s version, which will begin filming in March.

In the meantime, Rapace contnues promoting the just-released Sherlock Holmes sequel throughout the world and will appear in Ridley Scott’s sci-fi mystery project Prometheus.