So far, 2014 has been very quite, magazine-wise. So this cover story from The Independent, dated January 25, has been a great surprise to me – it’s the first article from 2014 to be added to the gallery. In it, Noomi talks about the upcoming “The Drop” and “Child 44″ (which, six months later, are still coming up). Many thanks to my friend Alvaro for guiding the magazine my way. Enjoy reading.
Empire Magazine has a Friday treat for everyone who’s looking forward to “The Drop” – the film’s UK poster and trailer, which features new scenes with Noomi. Here’s what they write: Tom Hardy stars as Bob Saginowski, a quiet man living in a poor part of New York City. He tends bar for his Cousin Marv (James Gandolfini), a bar that also operates as a drop point for illegal merchandise and money. He meets Nadia (Noomi Rapace) when he rescues a beaten dog outside her house, but has bigger problems on his mind after the bar is robbed at gunpoint and Bob finds himself pulled into the investigation of what happened. Roskam’s Bullhead star Matthias Schoenaerts plays the injured dog’s owner, Eric, who butts up against Bob when he tries to reclaim the injured animal and John Ortiz rounds out the cast as a police officer investigating the robbery.
According to Variety, Jared Leto is in talks to star in Legendaryâ€™s â€śBrilliance,â€ť sources tell Variety. He would be replacing Will Smith, who was forced to leave the project for the lead role in the untitled Ridley Scott-produced pic on concussions in the NFL. The talks are still early as Leto just met with director Julius Onah, but if a deal goes through, he would star alongside Noomi Rapace. Joe Roth, Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni are producing. Palak Patel, Eric McLeod and Alex Hedlund exec produce. Universal will distribute as part of its first-look deal with Legendary. David Koepp penned the script based on the Marcus Sakey novel thatâ€™s set in a world where 1% of the children born are savants (aka â€śbrilliantsâ€ť) with special powers. A federal agent who has become a master hunter of terrorists must track down a savant terrorist who intends to start civil war. Sakeyâ€™s novel was published by Thomas and Mercer, an imprint of Amazon, in August 2013. â€śBrillianceâ€ť is the first of a planned three-book series, with the second book being released today.
Yesterday, Noomi has attended two London fashion shows: Roland Mouret’s Resort 2015 as well as the RCA Graduate Fashion Show. Pictures from both events have been added to the gallery, alongside pictures from the H&M Conscious Collection Dinner from this March, which was shomehow not added to the gallery back then :-) Enjoy the new additions.
According to Indiewire, it was announced at the Cannes Film Festival that Anthony Mackie will portray rock legend Jimi Hendrix in the film “Jimi”, based on a screenplay by British screenwriter and director Ol Parker who will also direct the project. The film, which has been in development for years, with Mackie always attached as Hendrix under its original title “Crosstown Traffic”, was originally set to be directed by Paul Greengrass. However the project fell apart four years ago when Hendrixâ€™s estate objected to how the famed guitarist was portrayed in the script, which deals with the last nine days of his life. The situation has evidently now been resolved, and the project is set to start shooting soon. Co-starring in the film will be Thandie Newton, who is also Parkerâ€™s real life wife. And talks are currently underway to get Noomi Rapace to play Hendrix’s former Swedish actress girlfriend Kathy Etchingham.
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 peopleâ€™s 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. Theyâ€™re 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 inâ€”and 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.