With today’s theatrical release of “The Drop”, two new excerpts from the film, as well as a lenghty b-roll, have been released and added to the video archive. The two film clips give us some brief glimpses at Noomi’s work with Tom Hardy and Matthias Schoenaerts, so don’t miss them.
“The Drop” will be released in the USA today. The critics have been favorable for the film. While some think the story isn’t all too know, all critics seem to be certain that a) James Gandolfini is given a fitting character and delivers a great performance in his last role on film and that b) Tom Hardy is and remains one of the best actors of his generation. There have been some nice words about Noomi’s performance as well, so have a look at the reviews below and more after the cut.
Working from a taut script by Dennis Lehane (Mystic River), director MichaÃ«l R. Roskam (Bullhead) makes every brutal, bracing minute count as Bob takes a stand with the help of a damaged woman (a very fine Noomi Rapace) and a rescued pit bull […] Though The Drop covers familiar ground, it simmers with charged emotion. The image that lingers belongs to Gandolfini. Marv sits in his armchair, remembering his days as top dog. “I was respected,” he tells Bob. “I was feared. That meant something.” It also means something to watch the actor who embodied the contradictions of Tony Soprano bring such gravitas to what would be his last screen hurrah.
Schoenaerts, John Ortiz as a cynical cop, and a never-better Rapace lend a lot of grit and magnetism. But it’s Hardy’s performance, above everything else, that sneaks up on you. Following his sterling work in Locke, this trudging, subdued characterisation is another mettle-testing triumph.
There is nothing especially believable about âThe Drop,â but it is credible enough to be moderately entertaining, and vice versa.
The Drop is a taut yarn that bides its time. Slow-burning tension, dark wit and superlative performances will keep audiences captivated. And who can resist an animal rescue?
This morning, GMA taped their September 9 taped interview with Tom Hardy and Noomi on their programme. It’s an edited version in which both only briefly talk about “The Drop” and also the ucpoming “Child 44″, which, according to Mr. Hardy, will be awesome. Too bad this interview wasn’t longer. The full segment can be watched in the video archive, screencaptures have been added to the photo gallery.
With lots of new Noomi appearances these days, hundreds of new pictures have been added to the gallery. Besides the recent New York premiere for “The Drop” and the Toronto Film Festival this weekend, Noomi has also attended a Meet the Filmmakers panel by Apple Store SoHo and has taped an interview on Good Morning America with Tom Hardy (which will probably air tomorrow). For a complete list, check the albums below the previews. None of my recent updates would have been complete if it wasn’t for the generous support of Lindsey, Claudia and Gerline. Thanks a lot for your wonderful contributions.
Appearances – 2014 – Taping of Good Morning America (September 09, 2014)
Appearances – 2014 – “The Drop” New York Premiere (September 06, 2014)
Appearances – 2014 – Apple Store SoHo: Meet the Filmmakers (September 08, 2014)
Appearances – 2014 – Toronto International Film Festival – “The Drop” Portraits Session (September 06, 2014)
Appearances – 2014 – Toronto International Film Festival – “The Drop” Press Conference (September 06, 2014)
Appearances – 2014 – Toronto International Film Festival – “The Drop” Premiere (September 05, 2014)
Four new video clips have been added to the video archive. A compilation of on-set interviews with Noomi during the shoot of “The Drop”, a first promotional interview together with Tom Hardy, as well as Toronto Film Festival interviews from Variety and the film’s press conference. Click the previews below to watch the new clips.
The New York premiere for “The Drop” was held yesterday, and Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace were in attendance to promote the film’s release. Over 100 pictures from the premiere have been added to the photo gallery. Many thanks to Lindsey for contributing some of them.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Michael Apted is to take the director’s chair for “Unlocked”, a CIA thriller set to star Noomi Rapace, Michael Douglas, and Orlando Bloom. Based on a screenplay by Peter OâBrien, “Unlocked” tells the story of a CIA interrogator (Rapace) who unwittingly provides information to terrorists and then must race against the clock to stop a biological warfare attack on London. Apted is set to begin shooting November 3. “I am delighted to introduce this fresh, smart European thriller to buyers in Toronto,â says Alex Walton, who is representing international rights and is pre-selling the project to foreign buyers at the Toronto Film Festival. âWith three major studio movies in production, Noomi Rapace is becoming one of the hottest female international stars working today. When you add Michael Apted, Michael Douglas and Orlando Bloom, you have a commercial package that I am confident will draw strong interest.â