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.
The 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.