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.

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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 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.

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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.

Noomi Rapace to Star in the Thriller “The Thicket”

Noomi Rapaceis in the thick(et)of it…

The 40-year-old half-Spanish actress will star in the thriller The Thicket.

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Rapace will star opposite Peter Dinklage,Sophia Lillis andCharlie Plummer in the film, which iscurrently in pre-production.

The Thicketis based on the novel by author Joe R. Lansdale, with a script by Chris Kelley, and will be directed by Elliott Lester.

The story follows an innocent young man named Jack (Plummer) who goes on an epic quest to rescue his sister (Lillis) after she is kidnapped by violent killer “Cut Throat Bill” (Rapace) and her gang. Jack enlists the help of a crafty bounty hunter named Reginald Jones (Dinklage), a grave-digging alcoholic son of an ex-slave, and a street-smart prostitute. The three track the girl into the deadly no-man’s land known as The Big Thicket — a place where blood and chaos reign.

Galo Olivares will serve as director of photography.

Rapace rose to acclaim 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.

Sony Pictures Moving Forward with Alvarez’s “The Girl in the Spider’s Web”

Fede Alvarez is definitely walking into a spider’s web

Sony Pictures will move forward with The Girl in the Spider’s Web, the long-in-the-works follow-up to the studio’s 2011 pic The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, with the 39-year-old Uruguayan filmmaker still on board to direct.

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Principal photography is set to begin in September with a release date scheduled for October 5, 2018.

The Don’t Breathe helmer has been aboard to direct the new pic based on the Millennium book series created by Stieg Larsson.

It will feature a whole new cast, including the role of the books’ linchpin Lisbeth Salander, played by Noomi Rapace in the original Swedish trilogy and Rooney Mara in Sony’s Dragon Tattoo directed by David Fincher.

Steven Knight, Alvarez and Jay Basu penned the script for the new movie.

The Girl in the Spider’s Web is the fourth book in the Millennium series and was written by David Lagercrantz after Larsson’s death; the fifth, also from Lagercrantz, was just launched at the London Book Fair.

Columbia Pictures president Sanford Panitch announced the new pic at the post-launch cocktail party and said Alvarez is meeting with actresses to play Salander. David Beaubaire is overseeing the project for the studio, which holds rights to the entire Millennium book series.

Columbia/Sony’s 2011 film was based on the first book in Larsson’s hot international-bestselling series centering on Salander, a tough-as-nails hacker with a steel-trap mind and a heart of gold. It was nominated for five Oscars including for Mara as Best Actress and won one for Editing. The film made $232.6 million worldwide, but a planned sequel never materialized.

Larsson died suddenly in 2004 before the books were published.

“I’m hugely excited and grateful for this opportunity,” Alvarez said in the announcement. “Sony has become family to me, and I can’t think of a more thrilling project to celebrate our relationship. Lisbeth Salander is the kind of character any director dreams of bringing to life. We’ve got a great script and now comes the most fun part — finding our Lisbeth.”

Rapace In Talks to Star in Amy Winehouse Biopic from Kirsten Sheridan

Noomi Rapace nay be going Back to Black

The 35-year-old half-Spanish actress is in talks to star in Kirsten Sheridan’s Amy Winehouse biopic.

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Sheridan, an Academy Award nominee for In America, has penned the project and is attached to direct.

The project will follow Winehouse’s trajectory from budding North London jazz singer to Grammy-winning music superstar and style icon to her tragic battle with alcohol and drugs. She died in 2011 at age 27.

“Amy’s music is felt so deeply by the audience because it was deeply personal,” Sheridan said. “Her vulnerability was her strength. She was called many things — a diva, a lost soul preyed upon by tabloids, a tortured genius; our aim is an innovative, emotional and life-affirming approach as we go through the looking glass into her life and art.”

The producers are currently in talks with Winehouse’s father Mitch, who controls the late singer’s estate. He has distanced himself from Asif Kapadia’s smash feature-length docu Amy, which portrayed the former taxi driver in a less than favorable light.

Rapace achieved international fame with 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.

Her other credits include Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Prometheus and Child 44.

Rapace to Star in Sci-Fi Action Thriller “What Happened to Monday?”

Noomi Rapace is questioning Monday

The 35-year-old half-Spanish actress will star opposite Willem Dafoe in What Happened to Monday?

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In a future where overpopulation and famine have forced governments to undertake a drastic One-Child Policy, seven identical sisters live a hide-and-seek existence pursued by the Child Allocation Bureau. The Bureau, directed by the fierce Nicolette Cayman, enforces a strict family-planning agenda that the sisters outwit by taking turns assuming the identity of one person: Karen Settman. Taught by their grandfather who raised and named them — Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday — each can go outside once a week as their common identity, but are only free to be themselves in the prison of their own apartment. That is until, one day, Monday does not come home.

The film, directed by Tommy Wirkola, has started shooting in Bucharest at the Castel Film Studios.

Rapace and Dafoe are joined by Glenn Close in the sci-fi action thriller. Marwan Kenzari, Christian Rubeck and Pal Sverre Hagen have also boarded the project.

Wirkola (Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters) is directing from a script written by Kerry Williamson (Alex Cross) and Max Botkin (Robosapien: Rebooted).

Rapace achieved international fame with 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.

Her other film credits include Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Prometheus and Child 44.

Rapace to Co-Star Opposite Will Smith in “Brilliance”

Noomi Rapace is ready to show her brilliance on the big screen once again… 

The 34-year-old half-Spanish actress is in talks to star opposite Will Smith in Brilliance, the adaptation of the Marcus Sakey novel being made by Legendary Entertainment.

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Directed by Julius Onah and written by David Koepp, the film takes place in a world where a minority set of people are born with extraordinary abilities and are called “brilliants.” A panic sets in among the human majority, bringing the world to a civil war, which is exactly what a nefarious faction wants.

Smith is playing a federal agent, a brilliant with great hunting gifts who is drafted to hunt down a terrorist, another such brilliant who intends to start the civil war.

Rapace will portray a tattooed and pierced brilliant that is identified as a terrorist by the government.

Universal Pictures will release the feature project, which is aiming to start production on the film this summer.

Rapace rose to acclaim as the tough and tattooed hacker Lisbeth Salander in the Swedish The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo movies. She was last seen in Dead Man Down with Colin Farrell and has the crime thriller Child 44, with Tom Hardy and Joel Kinnaman, in the can.

Rapace In Talks to Star in the Spy Thriller “Unlocked”

Noomi Rapace is ready to unlock her future…

The 34-year-old half-Spanish actress is in negotiations to star in the spy thriller Unlocked.

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Rapace would portray a female CIA interrogator duped into getting a terrorist to provide key information to the wrong side in the Mikael Hafstrom-directed film.

Her character’s misstep puts her at the center of a plot to launch a biological attack in London.

Unlocked was originally set at Warner Bros., but the studio release it and it’s being produced as an indie film.

Rapace, who rose to acclaim in the original Swedish The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo trilogy, starred in the Ridley Scott-directed Prometheus, and next stars with Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman and Jason Clarke in the Daniel Espinosa-directed Child 44 for Summit Entertainment.

Rapace to Star in Sci-Fi Drama “What Happened To Monday?”

It’s just another manic Monday for Noomi Rapace

The 33-year-old half-Spanish actress is teaming up with Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters director Tommy Wirkola for What Happened To Monday?

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Rapace will portray septuplet sisters who struggle to stay hidden in an overpopulated world where a one-child policy outlaws siblings in the sci-fi drama.

Wirkola said he originally envisioned the protagonist(s) as male, but “I was struck by the complexities of having an actor portray seven characters and immediately knew Noomi was the ideal actor – male or female – to bring them to life,” said Wirkola in a statement.

That puts the breakout star of the original The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo in the rare company of female talent like Angelina Jolie, who succeeded Tom Cruise as the star of Salt.

The script for What Happened To Monday? was written by Max Botkin.

Rapace, who signed with Creative Artists Agency this past August, will next star in Child 44 and Animal Rescue.

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).

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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.