Posted on May 24th, 2013 | Filed under Child 44

Paddy Considine and Fares Fares (“Zero Dark Thirty”) are in negotiations to join the international ensemble of Summit Entertainment’s Soviet-era thriller “Child 44,” TheWrap has learned. The duo will be joining Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace and Gary Oldman in the movie, which Daniel Espinosa (“Safe House”) is directing from a script by Richard Price, who adapted the bestselling novel by Tom Rob Smith. “The Killing” star Joel Kinnaman was previously reported to be in negotiations as well. Set during the 1950s, “Child 44” follows a member of the Soviet police (Hardy) who finds himself the target of his own government’s suspicions as he investigates a brutal serial killer targeting children. Fares will play one of Hardy’s trusted allies, while Considine’s role is being kept under wraps. Summit, which is owned by Lionsgate, partnered with Worldview Entertainment to co-finance and executive produce the movie earlier this year. Ridley Scott and Michael Schaefer will produce for Scott Free Productions along with Greg Shapiro. Lionsgate execs Erik Feig and Jim Miller will oversee the project for the studio. While “Child 44” is set in Russia, its cast will be primarily British (Hardy, Oldman, Considine) and Swedish (Rapace, Kinnaman, Fares).


On May 20, Noomi has attended Rory McEwen’s “The Colours of Reality” exhibition in London. Pictures from the event have been added to the gallery, alongside more additional pictures of Noomi’s various appearances at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this week.



Yesterday, a blonde Noomi has been spotted at various events of the Cannes Film Festival. First, she was on hand for the press reception of her latest announced project, “Alive Alone”. She was later seen at the Worldview Entertainment Celebration and at the Finch’s Quarterly Review Filmmakers Dinner. Pictures from all appearances can be found in the gallery. Enjoy!



Thanks to Lindsey for the heads-up that “Passion” will be released in August of this year in the U.S, according to its distributor’s Twitter. The official facebook account for the movie mentions August 1st VOD release and August 31st theatrical release, but those seem generic dates. Let’s hope we will get an official announcement with firm release dates soon.


According to Deadline, Here’s a movie package that should be a hot one at Cannes. Protagonist and Thunder Road have teamed on Alive Alone, a drama that marks the feature directing debut of Khurram Longi. Bullhead star Matthias Schoenarts and Noomi Rapace are attached to play the leads in a thriller that focuses on the relationship between an ex-detainee of Guantanamo Bay, and a woman who is on the run from a crime boss. Longi’s script made both the Black List and the UK-centric Brit List. Thunder Road’s Basil Iwanyk is producing and Peter Lawson is exec producing, with production to start January in New York City. Protagonist Pictures will sell territories in Cannes while CAA reps domestic rights. Rapace and Schoenarts have recently filmed “Animal Rescue”. The complete article can be read here.


Yesterday, Noomi and “Animal Rescue” co-star Tom Hardy were spotted at the 2013 Gabrielle’s Gala at Battersea Power Station. Pictures can be found in the gallery.


A bunch of new production stills as well as an on-set picture from “Passion” have been added to the gallery with many thanks to Lindsey.