Noomi Rapace to Star in Nissar Modi’s Psychological Thriller “Reckoner”

It’s reckoning day for Noomi Rapace.

The 44-year-old half-Spanish actress will star in the psychological thriller Reckoner, written and directed by Nissar Modi in his film directorial debut.

Noomi RapaceThe Prometheus and Constellation star is replacing Christina Hendricks, who is no longer attached due to scheduling conflicts.

In the film, an affluent woman’s (Rapace) carefully constructed life is disrupted by a young man connected to a tightly held secret from her past.

Produced by XYZ Films and Two & Two Pictures, XYZ Films will continue world sales on the project at the upcoming Cannes market, where it first launched last May.

Reckoner is a part of Two & Two and XYZ’s partnership to produce films from first- and second-time genre filmmakers from underrepresented demographics.

Previously, they have partnered on the upcoming Hallow Road starring Rosamund Pike and Matthew Rhys and recently announced He Bled Neon starring Joe Cole. They have also collaborated on Babak Anvari’s Under The Shadow and I Came By. The film is also a part of XYZ’s New Visions slate of films.

Millennium actress Rapace most recently starred in Apple’s Constellation and action-thriller Assassin Club.

“We are immensely excited to join forces with an exceptionally talented team for Reckoner. It is an honour to have Noomi Rapace on board to complement Nissar’s electrifying directorial debut,” said Two & Two Pictures.

Noomi Rapace Starring in Psychological Horror Thriller “Palette”

Noomi Rapace is expanding her artistic palette

The 44-year-old half-Spanish-Swedish actress will star opposite Hunter Schafer in the upcoming psychological horror thriller Palette.

Noomi RapaceThe production marks the feature directorial debut of writer-director Zach Strauss, who also wrote its 2023 Black List screenplay, with other recent screenwriting credits including Spike Lee’s upcoming film Da Understudy and episodes of Frankie Shaw’s Showtime series SMILF.

In Palette, Schafer stars as Dolly, a woman suffering from extreme synesthesia, a rare condition through which she is able to hear colors.

She is recruited into a secretive, cult-like industry of color design, where she discovers the dark reality of what it takes to make the world’s greatest hues.

Rapace will play the company’s enigmatic executive Latrice and Shaw has joined the cast as Sidney, Hunter’s cutthroat rival.

“I feel beyond lucky to be making this dark and twisted movie with a truly exceptional cast and with such incredible partners in Anton, I know we’re going to create something really special,” said Strauss.

Producer John Zois praised Strauss’s “compelling and completely distinctive” screenplay.

“We are putting together a team that will bring the stunning visuals of the story to the screen. Hunter and Noomi are truly perfect for our two leads and I cannot wait to see them bring these rich and unique characters to life. We could not be more excited about this film.”

Sebastien Raybaud and Zois will produce for Anton, alongside Shaw & Strauss for Uncle Pete Productions, and Ryan Christians. Executive producers are Schafer, Brandt Wrightsman for Anton and Ross Dinerstein for Campfire Studios.

Rapace’s previous credits include the Swedish film adaptations of the Millennium series: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest. Her other credits include Prometheus, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and Child 44.

Noomi Rapace to Serve as Part of This Year’s Cannes Film Festival Jury

Noomi Rapace has joined a special jury

The 42-year-old half-Spanish actress has been named to this year’s jury for the Cannes Film Festival.

Noomi RapaceRapace, rose to acclaim for her portrayal of Lisbeth Salander in the Swedish film adaptations of the Millennium series: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest, will serve alongside Rebecca Hall, Jeff Nichols, Asghar Farhadi, Deepika Padukone, Jasmine Trinca, Ladj Ly, and Joachim Trier.

Vincent Lindon will serve as its jury president for the 75th edition, which kicks off next month. He won the 2015 Best Actor award at Cannes for The Measure of a Man and starred in last year’s Palme d’Or winner Titane.

The festival also announced that Trinca’s debut feature film Marcel! will be presented as a Special Screening in the festival this year.

“It is a great honor and a source of pride to be entrusted, in the midst of the tumult of all the events we are going through in the world, with the splendid, weighty task of chairing the jury of the 75th International Cannes Film Festival,” said Lindon in a statement. “With my jury, we will strive to take the best possible care of the films of the future, all of which carry the same secret hope of courage, loyalty and freedom, with a mission to move the greatest number of women and men by speaking to them of their common wounds and joys. Culture helps the human soul to rise and hope for tomorrow.”

In keeping with tradition, French stars tend to be honored with the jury president role at anniversary years of the Cannes Film Festival. Isabelle Huppert was the last French star to preside over the Cannes jury back in 2009. Yves Montant presided in 1987 for the 40th festival; Gerard Depardieu in 1993 for the 45th festival; and Isabelle Adjani in 1997 for the 50th.

The Cannes Film Festival takes place from May 17-28.

Apple TV+ Gives Green Light to Noomi Rapace’s Space Adventure Series “Constellation”

Noomi Rapace has landed an out-of-this-world project…

Apple TV+ has given a formal green light to Constellation, a conspiracy-based psychological thriller drama series starring the 42-year-old half-Spanish actress.

Noomi RapaceRapace will star alongside Jonathan Banks in the project, which was created and written by Peter Harness.

Michelle MacLaren is set to direct the series from Turbine Studios and Haut et Court TV.

Constellation will star Rapace as Jo, a woman who returns to Earth after a disaster in space — only to discover that key pieces of her life seem to be missing.

The action-packed space adventure is an exploration of the dark edges of human psychology, one woman’s desperate quest to expose the truth about the hidden history of space travel and for her to recover all that she has lost.

Banks will play Henry, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist. The answers to his secret discovery are protected by Jo on the ISS… until she returns.

Constellation, which has been unofficially referred to as Cosmonauts and Electric Eye, is co-produced by Turbine Studios and Haut et Court TV.

Rapace’s television credits include a starring role in Season 2 of Prime Video’s Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan. Her most recent features include The Trip, You Want Be Alone, Black Crab and the upcoming Assassin Club.

Noomi Rapace Starring in Action Film “Assassin Club”

Noomi Rapace is joining the club

The 41-year-old half-Spanish actress has been quietly filming action film Assassin Club in Italy opposite Henry Golding, Sam Neill and Suicide Squad breakout Daniela Melchior.

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EuropaCorp veteran Camille Delamarre is directing the film, which has just wrapped shooting in Turin, Italy.

Assassin Club takes place in the world of international spies and elite assassins. In this world of contract killers, Morgan Gaines (Golding) is the best of the best. When Morgan is hired to kill six people around the world, he soon discovers all the targets are also assassins unknowingly hired to kill each other.

Rapace plays Falk, the only assassin with skills to match his own. Under the guidance of his mentor Jonathan Caldwell (Neill), Morgan must defeat Falk and the other assassins to keep himself and his girlfriend Sophie (Melchior) alive.

The project is produced and financed by Film Bridge International (FBI) with additional funding provided by 828 Media Capital.

“Assassin Club delivers the cinematic experience audiences love,” said Ellen Wander, CEO of Film Bridge International, which is repping sales.

Wander added: “Our director Camille Delamarre came to this project with an inspired vision, and we look forward to his remarkable talents in the editing room. When the film is completed, it will be a thrilling ride for audiences throughout the world.

Rapace’s previous credits include the Swedish film adaptations of the Millennium series: The Girl with the Dragon TattooThe Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest.

Her other credits include Daisy Diamond, Beyond, The Monitor, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Prometheus, Dead Man Down, Child 44, and the seven lead roles in What Happened to Monday.

Bacardi Family’s Trials & Tribulations in 1950s Cuba Getting the Television Treatment

The life story of Facundo Bacardí Massó and his family is heading to the small screen…

MiLu Entertainment and Ian Reichbach are developing a television series based on the Bacardi family’s experiences in 1950s Cuba.

Bacardi Family in Cuba

Reichbach is adapting NPR correspondent Tom Gjelten’s well-received book Bacardi and the Long Fight for Cuba, which fuses the story of the Bacardi family’s famous rum business with Cuba’s tumultuous experience over the last 150 years, including Cuba’s fight for freedom, its tortured relationship with America, and the rise of Fidel Castro.

Andre L III of MiLu Entertainment is producing the bilingual English-Spanish series with 6GEN Films, which consists of Bacardi family members Mari Aixalá, Pepin R. Argamasilla and Juan Bergaz Pessino of Bergaz Productions.

“It’s time to tell the untold story of the Bacardi family,” said Andre L III of MiLu. “Authenticity and passion are the key to great storytelling and it has been a privilege to collaborate with the foremost authorities on the history of the most iconic Cuban family.”

Reichbach is a regular collaborator with Aaron Sorkin, having served as a writer and executive story editor on The Newsroom, and a researcher on movies including Charlie Wilson’s WarMoneyballThe Social Network and The Trial Of The Chicago 7.

MiLu Entertainment’s slate includes features The Thicket, which has Noomi Rapace, Peter Dinklage, Sophia Lillis and Charlie Plummer attached.

Noomi Rapace to Star in Gender-Swapped Adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” 

Noomi Rapace is taking on the Bard’s work…

The 40-year-old half-Spanish actress will lead cast in a gender-swapped adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet from filmmaker Ali Abbasi.

Noomi Rapace

The film will reunite Abbasi with Meta Film after they produced the director’s Oscar-nominated Cannes Film Festival 2018 hit Border.

Iceland’s Sjón is writing the project, with Stine Meldgaard Madsen producing for Meta Film. The film will be produced in collaboration with Boom Films, with principal photography scheduled for autumn 2021.

Swedish-Danish-Iranian filmmaker Abbasi said: “Shakespeare stole the Hamlet story from us. Now it’s our turn to claim it back and make a version so insane and so bloody that make him turn in his grave. Let’s make Hamlet great again!”

Prometheus and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo star Rapace added: “Hamlet is a dream project in its purest and most explosive way. I’ve been hoping, dreaming, wishing for this as long as I’ve been an actress. I base this as much on the material as on the creative alliance that surrounds it. Ali, Sjón and Meta are for me creatives on the highest level. They’re truly brave and groundbreaking in their different areas and always on top of their game. To take on a Danish story with a Scandinavian touch and bring it out into the world with this group of people is a dream.”

Abbasi trained at the Danish Film School and made his feature debut in 2018 with Shelley, which was selected for the Panorama competition at the Berlin Film Festival. His second film, Border, won in the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival in the same year.

Noomi Rapace to Star in Focus Features’ Supernatural Horror “You Won’t Be Alone”

Noomi Rapace won’t be alone

Focus Features has pre-bought world rights to under-the-radar supernatural-horror You Won’t Be Alone, which will star the 40-year-old half-Spanish Swedish actress.

Noomi Rapace

Rapace will appear opposite Anamaria Marinca, Alice Englert, Carloto Cotta, Félix Maritaud and Sara Klimoska.

Filming has just wrapped in Serbia on the feature, which is being made by Kristina Ceyton and Sam Jennings.

Set in an isolated mountain village in 19th century Macedonia, the film follows a young witch who is left to go feral in the woods. Curious about life as a human, she accidentally kills a peasant in the village, then takes her shape to see what life is like in her skin. This ignites her deep-seated curiosity to experience life inside the bodies of others. The witch will be played by different actors and the film will include an old Macedonian dialect.

The movie marks the feature debut of Australian-Macedonian writer-director Goran Stolevski, whose short film Would You Look At Her won Best International Short Film at 2018 Sundance Film Festival.

Focus will handle domestic and Universal Pictures International will handle international territories. Bankside is the sales agent and cut the deal with Focus, which has boarded early.

Said producers Kristina Ceyton and Sam Jennings: “You Won’t Be Alone is a very special project by a very special and talented filmmaker and we’re so proud and excited to be producing Goran Stolevski’s debut feature film. And to be collaborating with Focus Features and, for the third time, with Bankside Films, to bring this story to life and out into the world. Making a film amidst a pandemic has certainly been challenging, but with such supportive financiers in Screen Australia and Film Victoria, our post partner KOJO Studios, Head Gear Films, and the dedication of our amazingly committed international cast and the incredible crew here in Serbia, we feel very grateful.”

Bleecker Street Acquires Distribution Rights to Noomi Rapace’s Revenge Thriller “The Secrets We Keep”

Noomi Rapace’s secretis coming out…

Bleecker Streethas acquired the U.S. distribution rights to The Secrets We Keep, the period revenge thriller directed by Yuval Adler that stars the 40-year-old half-Spanish actress, Joel Kinnamanand Chris Messina

Noomi Rapace

Rapace stars as Maja, a woman rebuilding her life along with her husband, Lewis (Messina), in America after World War II.  One day she encounters an eerily familiar figure (Kinnaman) from her past life – but is he really the man she thinks he is? Convinced he is, Maja takes things into her own hands and kidnaps him, setting in motion a series of memories and events that will change her whole perception of the truth. 

Amy Seimetz also stars. Ryan Covington penned the script.

 “Yuval’s film is propelled by exciting performances from Noomi, Joel and Chris in this chilling post-WWII thriller,” said Andrew Karpen, CEO of Bleecker Street. “We look forward to bringing the film to audiences nationwide.”The film hails from AGC Studiosin partnership with Ingenious Mediaand Fibonacci Films. No release plan was revealed.

Noomi Rapace to Star in the Black List Thriller “O2”

Noomi Rapace is ready to thrill…

The 40-year-old half-Spanish actressis set to star in the contained Black List thriller O2, which will be directed by Franck Khalfoun.

Noomi Rapace

Crawl and The Hills Have Eyes reboot writer-director Alexandre Ajais producing and supervising artistic direction. 

Written by Christie LeBlanc, the script was a buzzed-about prospect on the 2016 Black List.

The film centers on a woman who wakes up in a cryogenic medical pod, alone, with no memory, and no way out. All she knows is that she has 90 minutes of oxygen left and must figure out how to save herself, while discovering who she really is, who put her there, and most importantly – why?

Aja says about the film, which is due to enter production in the summer, “One of the most compelling scripts I’ve read in years – a pure survival experience with a great mystery at its core. Even without the oxygen running out, the suspense on the page left me breathless.”

Rapace, who recently was cast in the thriller The Thicket, previously starred in the Swedish film adaptations of the Millennium series: The Girl with the Dragon TattooThe Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest. Her other credits include Sherlock Holmes: A Game of ShadowsPrometheus and Child 44.