Noomi Rapace is headed back to Sweden…
The 37-year-old half-Spanish actress, who was born and raised in Sweden, will co-star opposite Ethan Hawke in the thriller Stockholm.
Written and directed by Robert Budreau, the film is expected to start production in April.
The project is based on the 1973 bank heist and hostage crisis in Stockholm that was documented in the 1974 New Yorker article “The Bank Drama” written by Daniel Lang. Hostages bonded with their captors and turned against the authorities, giving rise to the psychological phenomenon known as “Stockholm syndrome.”
“‘Stockholm’ will offer moviegoers a raw glimpse into intense events that transpired over four decades ago coining a psychological condition that still intrigues the world today,” said Jonathan Kier, Sierra/Affinity’s President of international sales and distribution.
Rapace starred in the Swedish Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy and in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.