Welcome to the new version of Noomi Rapace Online, featuring a stunning portrait of Noomi, surrounded by one of her memorable on-screen characters. I hope you enjoy the new look as much as I do. The last layout kind of put me off tracks, or maybe it was the fact that there hasn’t been a new film in 1 1/2 years. But there’s news in sight, with both “The Drop” and “Child 44″ to be released in the Autumn and five films in production. So there’s a lot to look forward to. All the site content is still up with the gallery and video archive up to date to the new layout. Enjoy browsing around and make sure to check back soon.
Variety reports that Will Smith and Noomi Rapace have officially signed on to co-star in Brilliance, which is being helmed by Nigerian director Julius Onah. Legendary Pictures is producing the thriller based on the novel from Marcus Sakey’s emerging trilogy. The second book in this series is set to hit stores later this year, and if Brilliance shines at the box office we can assume sequels – for which its stars are likely already contracted – will follow.
In Wyoming, a little girl reads peopleâs darkest secrets by the way they fold their arms. In New York, a man sensing patterns in the stock market racks up $300 billion. In Chicago, a woman can go invisible by being where no one is looking. Theyâre called “brilliants,” and since 1980, one percent of people have been born this way. Nick Cooper is among them; a federal agent, Cooper has gifts rendering him exceptional at hunting terrorists. His latest target may be the most dangerous man alive, a brilliant drenched in blood and intent on provoking civil war. But to catch him, Cooper will have to violate everything he believes inâand betray his own kind.
Smith is set to star as Nick Cooper. At this point, Rapace’s role is unknown. If you’ve read the Brilliance novel, please share your guess at her casting in comments. We first got word of Brilliance back in early 2013, when Legendary Pictures acquired the novel’s movie rights months ahead of its summer release. Shortly thereafter, Legendary set celebrated (and highly paid) screenwriter David Koepp on the task of adapting the novel into a compelling screenplay. For an idea of what Legendary is hoping for, consider Koepp’s filmography, which boasts writing credits on Jurassic Park, Mission: Impossible and Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.
Brilliance will go into production this August. In the meantime, keep an eye out for Marcus Sakey’s other adaptation, Good People, which is expected to hit theaters later this year.
Some new bits from Collider. During the press day for 12 Years a Slave, Steve asked Michael Fassbender the status of Prometheus 2, and Fassbender quickly responded, âI donât know.â Today at the junket for X-Men: Days of Future Past, the question came up again, and this time he said the project is a go, although he didnât know when it would begin filming. When we last reported on the film, it seemed like filming was already given the greenlight, but then another report said that there was no release date, itâs unclear if Ridley Scott would return to direct, and that theyâve only hired a new writer (Michael Green). Itâs still unclear if Scott wants to get in the directorâs chair again, but Fassbenderâs confirmation is still a step forward in the projectâs development. I, for one, am excited to see the continuing adventures of Davidâs disembodied head. The complete article can be read here.
According to Deadline, Noomi Rapace is in negotiations to join director Mikael Hafstrom in Unlocked, the spy thriller produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Georgina Townsley and Erik Howsam. The Peter OâBrien-scripted thriller made the Black List, and Rapace would play a female CIA interrogator duped into getting a terrorist to provide key information to the wrong side. It puts her at the center of a plot to launch a biological attack in London. It was originally set at Warner Bros, but the studio let it go and itâs being mounted as an indie film. Rapace, who broke through in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo trilogy, last 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.
Fox Searchlight has released the theatrical trailer for “The Drop”, starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace and James Gandolfini in his final film. Directed by “Bullhead” filmmaker Michael Roskam, “The Drop” follows an ex-con trying to go straight, working a legit job in a bar, whose life gets upended by a robbery gone wrong. It’s potent stuff, particularly for this Brooklyn-set tale, and Roskam knew he had a great duo in Hardy and Gandolfini, according to a recent article by USA Today. “I could see there was a bit of a smile between them. It was like, ‘We’re going to nail this, right?’ ” Roskam said of the production. “And they did this intense scene and were just spot on. There was a beautiful connection between those two guys.” You can watch the trailer in the video archive, screencaptures have been added to the photo gallery.
According to The Wrap, veteran scribe Michael Green has been hired to rewrite the untitled âPrometheusâ sequel for 20th Century Fox, TheWrap has learned. Multiple sources have told TheWrap that the âUntitled Ridley Scott Projectâ that 20th Century Fox announced it will release in March 2016 is âPrometheus 2,â although the film may not ultimately use that title. An insider told TheWrap that production is scheduled to start this fall, after Scott has delivered his Moses movie âExodusâ to Fox. âPrometheusâ served as an âunofficialâ prequel to Scott’s seminal 1979 sci-fi movie âAlien,â and the sequel that Green will write aims to be much more âalien-yâ and in line with the terrifying tone of past films in the franchise. Additionally, the sequel is expected to feature multiple âDavidâ androids, which means there will be more than one Michael Fassbender on screen at the same time, according to an individual familiar with the project.