Rapace to Star in the Thriller “Stockholm”

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.

Noomi Rapace

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.

Rapace to Star Opposite Idris Elba and Sam Worthington in “Alive Alone”

Noomi Rapace won’t be alive alone for long…

The 34-year-old half-Spanish actress, who was originally announced as the leading lady in Alive Alone at last year’s Cannes Film Festival, has two new co-stars.

Noomi Rapace

Rapace was originally set to star opposite Matthias Schoenaerts in the Thunder Road-produced drama. But Schoenaerts had to pull out of the project for personal reasons.

But Rapace won’t be co-starless for long…

Idris Elba and Sam Worthington have just joined the cast, with filming expected to start this March.

The New York-set drama marks the feature helming debut of Khurram Longi, who will direct the project from his own script.

Elba stars as an ex-detainee of Guantanamo Bay working as a taxi driver, and Rapace plays a prostitute on the run from a feared crime boss (Worthington). When their worlds collide, they unexpectedly find salvation in one another.

Elba and Rapace previously co-starred together in the sort-of prequel to Ridley Scott‘s Alien, Prometheus.

Rapace, who rose to acclaim after starring in the original The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo film and its sequels in the Millennium trilogy, most recently starred in Brian De Palma’s erotic thriller Passion.

Rapace Taps Into Her Latin Roots for Sherlock Role…

She’s the original Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, but Noomi Rapace could also be called “the girl of Latin-descent.”

The 31-year-old Swedish-born actress is the daughter of Rogelio Durán, a flamenco singer/dancer from Badajoz, Spain.

Noomi Rapace

Rapace was able to tap into her Spanish roots to prepare for her role in the highly anticipated film, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.

“My father was a flamenco dancer in Spain,” explains Rapace, who will star as a Gypsy fortune teller in the sequel to the 2009 blockbuster hit Sherlock Holmes, starring Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law. “So I think my doing this was meant to be.”

In the latest installment of Sherlock Holmes, Rapace—in her first English-speaking role—even shares a sexy dancing scene with Law. And, should could prove to be a serious love interest for Holmes.

Noomi Rapace in Millenium Series Films

Rapace rose to fame by starring as Lisbeth Salander in the Swedish/Danish big screen adaptations of late author Stieg Larsson’s “Millennium series” books, which resulted in numerous best actress award nominations for the actress.

Even though she won’t be starring in the American versions of the “Millennium series” movies, Sherlock marks just the beginning of her Hollywood career. She’s currently filming the thriller, Prometheus.

Meanwhile, Sherlock Homes: A Game of Shadows opens nationwide this Friday, December 16.