This year marks the 20th year of the almighty Fantasia International Film Festival. The first wave of films and special guests has just been announced and it includes Noomi’s upcoming superntatural thriller “Rupture”: Steven Shainberg, celebrated iconoclastic filmmaker behind “Secretary” and “Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus” has returned to the directorâs chair with his first full-on genre work, which we are thrilled to be unveiling to the world. “Rupture”is a provocative and startling sci-fi/horror/thriller about a single mother struggling to escape from a mysterious organization that have abducted her, starring Noomi Rapace, Peter Stormare, and Michael Chiklis. Produced by Andrew Lazar, Christina Weiss Lurie, Steven Shainberg of Tango Pictures, and Andrea Iervolino, Monika Bacardi of AMBI. A premiere date has not yet been released. Many thanks to Marika for the heads-up.
According to Variety, Noomi Rapace is in negotiations to co-star with Will Smith and Joel Edgerton in Netflixâs âBright.â David Ayer is directing the pic. Plot details are unknown, but sources say the project will be in the same vein of âEnd of Watchâ (which was directed by Ayer), but set in a world where orcs and fairies live among humans. Sources also say the story is not set in present day. Written by Max Landis, the spec became one of the Hollywoodâs hotter packages after WME and CAA took it to buyers when Warner Bros. was unable to make a deal for the rights. Most felt that a major studio would land the project, given the star power and what reps were asking upfront for P&A. Netflix, however, swooped in, committing a massive $90 million for the budget, spending $3 million to acquire the spec. Production is expected to start sometime this fall with Bryan Unkeless and Eric Newman producing. Let’s hope this is more successful than the last Smith/Rapace announced project, “Brilliance”, which never saw the light of day.
Noomi Rapace will star in the science-fiction thriller âBoyâ with Danish helmer Jonas Arnby on board, Variety has learned. Lotus Entertainment is launching international sales for âBoyâ at the Cannes Film Festival. Mattson Tomlinâs script for âBoy,â which was named to the 2015 Black List, centers on a teenage boy who is born with special abilities and spends his childhood switching names and cities to keep his identity hidden. When his conservative, suburban neighborhood discovers the risk he poses and blames him for a mass, tragic event, he and his mother must flee from the authorities who are looking to destroy him and seek the trust and support of an underground rebellion group. Claranceâs Motion Picture Capital will finance âBoy,â which will begin shooting in August.
Lots of film news today, check out the following update as well. First, some news from Cannes. The 2016 film festival gets underway today with a swarm of jet-lagged but hungry buyers, and plenty of product for them to evaluate, in every genre. Among them is the anticipated “What Happened to Monday?” which will be looking for a buyer for its theatrical distribution. Fingers crossed it’ll be picked up and released soon. Funnily, “Callas” is also selling at Cannes. If you remember, last year the project was announced at the festival with Noomi in the lead role to portray the famous opera singer. Unfortunately, it’s been the first and also last news on the project so far. So, at least it’s back at Cannes again :-) In other news, the Evening Standard has interviewed John Malkovich, who’s part of the killer-cast of “Unlocked”, which stars Noomi, Toni Collette and Michael Douglas. According to the article, the film is all but finished except that Malkovich has been asked to shoot some extra scenes, rather to his annoyance given his frantic schedule. This comes as a surprise since Noomi has filmed her scenes beginning in November 2014! With no release date in sight, this might take up to three years after its inital begin to finally see the light of day.
Bloody Disgusting has posted a first promotional image for the upcoming “What Happened to Monday?”. The origin of the artwork is not mentioned, as is no release date. The great Willem Dafoe (John Wick, Antichrist) has joined Prometheus star Noomi Rapace and Glenn Close in sci-fi thriller What Happened to Monday?, which was filmed last July at the Castel Film Studios in Bucharest. Dead Snow and Hansel & Gretel: Witch Huntersâs Tommy Wirkola directed the feature, which is produced by Vendome Pictures and Raffaella Productions and fully financed by SND, which will handle French distribution rights as well as international sales. âSet in a world where families are allowed only one child due to overpopulation, a resourceful set of seven identical sisters must avoid governmental execution and dangerous infighting while investigating the disappearance of one of their own.â Rapace plays all seven sisters, who are named after the days of the week. Close plays the fierce head of the Child Allocation Bureau, Nicolette Cayman.
While 2016 should be action-packed for Noomi with three theatrical releases slated later this year (Rupture, Unlocked, What Happened to Monday), right now there is only little going on. Over the last few weeks, the photo gallery has been updated with a couple of recent events in London. Check out the previews below to launch all last added pictures. Thanks to Marika for the heads-up.
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2016 – Free the Children VIP Lunch
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2016 – Purple Dinner and Party at Milk Studios
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2016 – Paris Fashion Week – Man Repeller x Robert Clergerie
Since Noomi has attended a great deal of runway shows and fasion parties during last week’s Paris Fashion Week, lots and lots of new pictures have been added to the photo gallery. For a complete overview, have a look at the previews below. Many thanks to Marika for all the great finds, very appreciated.
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2016 – Paris Fashion Week Autumn/Winter – Stella McCartney
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2016 – Paris Fashion Week Autumn Winter – Roland Mouret
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2016 – Paris Fashion Week Autumn/Winter – Haider Ackermann
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2016 – Paris Fashion Week Autumn/Winter – Heavenssake Party
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2016 – Purple and Vionnet Dinner at Brasserie Lipp
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2016 – Paris Fashion Week Autumn Winter – Vionett
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2016 – Paris Fashion Week Autumn/Winter – Anthony Vaccarello
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2016 – AnOther Magazine 15th Anniversary Party