According to the The Hollywood Reporter, Sam Worthington and Idris Elba will team up with Noomi Rapace in Alive Alone, a New York-set thriller marking the directorial debut of Khurram Longi. Elba will star as Jamal, an ex-detainee of Guantanamo Bay working as a taxi driver, and Rapace will play Sarah, a prostitute on the run from a feared crime boss. When their worlds collide, they unexpectedly find salvation in each other. Worthington will play the crime boss Murphy. Thunder Road Pictures will make the movie which is being touted to buyers during the EFM by Protagonist Pictures. Thunder Roadâ€™s Basil Iwanyk is producing with Rapace acting as executive producer. Michael Benaroyaâ€™s Benaroya Pictures is financing. Elba’s addition comes after Matthias Schoenaerts has had to pull out for personal reasons.
The Dagens Nyheter has released a fantastic new interview with Noomi last week. She talks about the current shooting of “Alive Alone” and some other unconfirmed projects in development. The interview is accompanied by four wonderful new studio pictures of Noomi. You can read the original Swedish version here and the auto-translated English version here here.
The Independent has a fantastic new interview with Noomi in its weekend edition. They talk about many of her upcoming projects, including “Child 44″, “Alive Alone”, “What Happened to Monday?” and also traveling the world, working with Tom Hardy and the ups and downs of moving constantly. A very interesting article. Find a preview belwo, the complete piece is here.
Noomi Rapace made her name starring in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and its sequels in the Millennium trilogy looking like she had just left a new-wave punk band – clad in a leather suit with her black hair combed forward over her left eye, and numerous ear and nose piercings. She was a new type of female hero, combining brains â€“ an ace computer hacker â€“ and brawn. Her gut-wrenching performance as Lisbeth Salander helped propel herself and the books into the international stratosphere. Itâ€™s this complete immersion in her role that explains why the 34-year-old actress looks so emaciated when we meet. At first I was taken aback by how different she is from when we last met, less than two years ago. The dark locks seen in Prometheus have been dyed blond. And her frame, which was then toned by doing an impressive amount of Bikram yoga â€“ an activity pivotal to her character in the Brian De Palma flop Passion â€“ has now dissipated. The weight loss is because she is currently shooting Alive Alone, in which she plays a heroin addict and prostitute who gets entwined in New York with a former detainee from Guantanamo Bay. So, no need to call in the medics then.
Fox Searchlight has set a release date for “Animal Rescue” – September 19, 2014. But not only that, the film has changed its title to “The Drop”. The film stars Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Matthias Schoenaerts, James Gandolfini, John Ortiz and James Frecheville. “The Drop” focuses on a man (Tom Hardy) who wants to shed his criminal path but somehow gets mixed up in a bad heist and a killing resulting from a lost and contested pit bull. Rapace will play Nadia, a woman who crosses paths with the protagonist when he finds a wounded puppy outside her home. Author Dennis Lehane adapted the film from his own short story that first appeared in â€˜Boston Noir.â€™ Previous Lehane movie adaptations include â€˜Mystic River,â€™ â€˜Shutter Islandâ€™ and â€˜Gone Baby Gone.â€™