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 âBoston Noir.â Previous Lehane movie adaptations include âMystic River,â âShutter Islandâ and âGone Baby Gone.â
According to Rope of Silicon, Summit has released the first pictures from Child 44, the new film from Daniel Espinosa starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Paddy Considine, Fares Fares and Vincent Cassel. Scripted by Richard Price (“The Wire”, The Color of Money), the film is based on the first novel in author Tom Rob Smith’s best-selling trilogy, telling the story of a man (Hardy) fighting to reclaim his humanity from a system that requires him to sacrifice it in order to survive. There is no release date yet for the film, but it will be arriving Fall 2014.
As previously reported, Noomi has attended the European Film Awards, yesterday. A bunch of pictures from the red carpet have been added, more images and screencaptures from the ceremony will follow. Additionally, more pictures from the Marrakech International Film Festival have been added with many thanks to Claudia and some pictures from the “Strangers on a Train” press night in London last week. Enjoy.
The Playlist has sat down with Noomi in Marrakech for an amazing interview in which she dishes on all of her new projects – including “Child 44″ and “Animal Rescue” – and confirming “Alive Alone” and “What Happened to Monday”. Make sure to read the complete interview over at The Playlist.
On Child 44:
We did âAnimal Rescueâ and I love working with him. We know each other … sometimes you meet someone and you feel like you can go anywhereâstep into different characters and time zones or a period film or contemporary or whateverâwe have a very intimate [relationship] and trust each other a lot. But we have a lot of fun even if it’s quite dark or heavy, we’re always laughing a lot and having a good time, so I love working with him and he’s such an incredible actor, I’ve been really lucky. And Gary Oldman is in it, who is one of my heroes, and Ridley Scott produced so he’s in the background and Daniel Espinosa who is from Chile but grew up in Sweden he is directing it. He did âSafe House,â and âSnabba Cashâ and he’s also a friend of mine. So it was a long shoot and quite a big epic movie in one way, but very much a character drama, also some kind of reverse love story between my character and Tom’s character: they’ve been married for eight years when the movie starts and it’s like a cold war between them.
On Animal Rescue:
I loved [his previous film] âBullhead.â I saw it and was blown away and I called my team âI want to work with this guy!â Then I read âAnimal Rescueâ before he was even on board, and I was meeting with Fox Searchlight, we kept a dialogue going, and then when I heard Roskam was doing it, I wanted to do it. I think he’s very passionate, and intense and very well prepared, he knows what he wants and is very focused, very much an actorâs director. There’s actually a scene that’s not in the script, I came to him and said I think we need this scene, between me and Matthias, that tells more about the two of them, that they have a history together that you never really saw. We did it, like four takes and when I met them in L.A., they said it’s one of the best scenes, so he’s very open. I definitely think we will work together again.
On Alive Alone:
It’s actually one of the most beautiful scripts I’ve read, it’s a fantastic love story. I would say if you take âTaxi Driverâ and âLeaving Las Vegasâ and throw them together … It’s an intense story between my character who is a heroin addict and prostitute in New York and Matthias Schoenaerts, he is playing the other lead. We worked together on âAnimal Rescueâ and we really connected but we only had two scenes together. We felt straight away that we wanted to work together again, and he gave me the script and I read it and I thought it was amazing.
On What Happened to Monday:
Yeah I’m doing that, maybe it’s a big mistake! I will play seven twin sisters. I just came back from meeting with one of the producers in Paris and next week I’m in London to work with the director [Tommy Wirkola] on the script. It’s a Black List script, and was written for a man.
This year’s Marrakech International Film Festival has paid tribute to the Scandinavian cinema. Nicolas Winding Refn, Mads Mikkelsen, Noomi Rapace, Lisa Langseth, Susanne Bier, Tobias Lindholm and Baltasar Kormakur were among the star-packed delegation of Scandi helmers, thesps and producers to hit the Marrakech film festivalâs center stage for a tribute hosted by jury president Martin Scorsese. Noomi has also attended the Scandinavian Party as well as a tribute to Fernando Solanas. All pictures have been added to the gallery.
Appearances – 2013 – Marrakech International Film Festival – Fernando Solanas Tribute
Appearances – 2013 – Marrakech International Film Festival – Scandinavian Party
Appearances – 2013 – Marrakech International Film Festival – Tribute to Scandinavian Cinema
According to the Hollywood Reporter, a who’s who of European cinema is expected to grace the red carpet for the 26th European Film Awards on Dec. 7 in Berlin. Among the A-list names scheduled to attend are Germany’s Diane Kruger, Swedish actress Noomi Rapace and British star Kristin Scott Thomas, according to organizers. At this year’s event, stars from the best film nominees will introduce the six contenders, with Adele Exarchopoulos presenting Blue Is the Warmest Color; Iaia Forte introducing Paolo Sorrentino’s The Great Beauty; Johan Heldenbergh unveiling Belgian dramedy The Broken Circle Breakdown; Giuseppe Tornatore’s The Best Offer being introduced by Sylvia Hoeks; German actress Friederike Kempter presenting Jan Ole Gerster’s Oh Boy and Angela Molina showing off Blancanieves, a Spanish twist on Snow White from director Pablo Berger. Noomi herself is a European Film Award nominee for playing Lisbeth Salander in “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”.