June 29th, 2011       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

In October 2010, the Los Angeles Times reported on Noomi’s involvement on a biopic on Swedish boxer Boss Hogberg and his wife Anita Lindblom (see original post here). While there hasn’t been a word on this production ever since, it’s now brought back to the spotlight, according to Screendaily with the participation of Catherine Hardwicke as a director: Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke will direct Swedish award-winning Millennium star Noomi Rapace as legendary Swedish singer Anita Lindblom and her husband actor Ola Rapace as boxer Bosse Högberg, in a yet untitled biopic depicting the couple’s whirlwind romance in the 1960s. Lindblom, whose chart-topper 1961 SĂĄn’t är livet – a Swedish cover version of Roy Hamilton’s You Can Have Her – has been named Swedish Hit of the 20th Century. She was top of the pops when she met Högberg, a Swedish and European boxer champion, and their turbulent affair and subsequent marriage fed the scandal pages of the local tabloids for years. He died in 2005, while she is now in her 70s, living in France. The full article can be read here.