Here’s a first clip from “The Drop”, due out next month, in which Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace choose a name for their found dog. Watch the scene in the video archive. The Drop marks the return of MichaĂ«l R. Roskam to the director’s chair for the first time since he made his debut with Bullhead. The Drop follows lonely bartender Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) through a covert scheme of funneling cash to local gangsters – ‘money drops’ – in the underworld of Brooklyn bars. Under the heavy hand of his employer and cousin Marv (James Gandolfini), Bob finds himself at the centre of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighbourhoodâ€™s past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living – no matter the cost.
Noomi has attended the Warners and GQ Summer Party in London last week and the Bella Freud Parfum Fragrance Launch Party yesterday. Pictures from both events have been added to the photo gallery.
Appearances – 2014 – Bella Freud Parfum Fragrance Launch (July 23, 2014)
Appearances – 2014 – Warners and GQ Summer Party (July 17, 2014)
The Toronto International Film Festival announced 59 Gala and Special Presentation films Tuesday morning, a small part of its lineup for TIFF 2014. The majority of them are world premieres. While the closing-night Gala was announced â€” Alan Rickmanâ€™s A Little Chaos, starring Rickman, Kate Winslet and Stanley Tucci – TIFF CEO and Director Piers Handling and festival Artistic Director Cameron Bailey were coy about naming the opening-night film. They said an announcement was pending. Philippe Falardeauâ€™s The Good Lie, starring Reese Withersoon, Michael R. Roskamâ€™s crime drama The Drop starring Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace, and Israel Horovitzâ€™s comedy My Old Lady, starring Maggie Smith, Kevin Kline and Kristin Scott Thomas also have Special Presentation screenings.
Bad news for all American fans waiting to see “Child 44″. Lionsgate has announced that Child 44 will bow on April 17th, 2015. This thriller from Daniel Espinosa (Safe House) concerns a police officer in Stalinist Russia who becomes wrapped up in a missing children case where no one seems to be asking the right questions. Based on the British novel by Tom Rob Smith, the film’s got a loaded pedigree, including Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace (also starring with Hardy in the upcoming The Drop), Espinosa’s Snabba Cash star Joel Kinnaman, Vincent Cassel and a mini-Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes reunion with Gary Oldman and Jason Clarke. Let’s see how this turns out for the international releases as IMDb lists the film for an October release in Sweden and a December release in France.
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.