Article courtesy DreadCentral: We told you back in April that Prometheus star Noomi Rapace had another genre flick cooking, and today, thanks to the Cannes film market, we have the artwork. Steven Shainberg (Secretary) is directing the film, which is based on a story by him and Brian Nelson. Nelson wrote the screenplay. Plot details remain closely guarded, but Rapace will play a single mother who, struggling to raise her son alone, is abducted by a mysterious organization. While trying to escape, she uncovers an extraordinary secret about herself.
Here comes a major scoop for Noomi Rapace, according to Entertainment Weekly: Rapace has signed on to play one of the most famous opera singers of all time: Maria Callas. Niki Caro (McFarland, USA) will direct Callas and has adapted the screenplay from Alfonso Signoriniâ€™s biography, Too Proud, Too Fragile. Content Media is introducing the film to distributors at Cannes. Callas is considered to be one of the most influential female opera singers of the 20th century, and the biopic will focus on her passionate relationship with Aristotle Onassis, a romance that spanned almost two decades.
â€śWe fell in love with Callas instantly,â€ť Contentâ€™s president of film, Jamie Carmichael, said. â€śItâ€™s such an emotional and powerful story of one of the worldâ€™s great romancesâ€”and weâ€™re certain that audiences around the world will be charmed and entranced by the passion, beauty, and operatic splendor of this epic tale.â€ť Content has also released the first image of Rapace as Callas.
The press tour for “Child 44″ has been quite underwhelming, just like the critics for the film. Besides the London premiere and the Graham Norton appearance, there hasn’t been much spotlight on the film. At least, the Swedes have rolled out the red carpet for Noomi and director Daniel Espinosa as the Stockholm premiere took place on April 27. Pictures from the premiere, a photocall earliert that day, and additions from the London premiere have been added to the photo gallery.
Appearances – 2015 – “Child 44″ Premiere Stockholm (April 27, 2015)
Appearances – 2015 – “Child 44″ Photocall Stockholm (April 27, 2015)
Appearances – 2015 – “Child 44″ Premiere London (April 16, 2015)
On Thursday, Noomi Rapace has taped an appearance on “The Graham Norton Show”, which was broadcast on Friday, and has later attended the London premiere of “Child 44″, alongside co-star Tom Hardy. Pictures have been added to the photo gallery with much more to come. Also, a couple of fantastic new scans have been added as well.
The b-roll for “Child 44″, as well as an on-set interview with Noomi, have been published to release the film’s theatrical release this April (it’s finally coming after all this time). I’m sure there’ll be lots of additional promotion the coming days. Screencaptures from the promotional material has been added to the photo gallery. Many thanks to Marika for bringing this to my attention.