March 8th, 2011       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Noomi has been a guest at the Givenchy show at the 2011 Paris Fashion Week, two days ago. Pictures can be found in the gallery.

  March 8th, 2011       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Lots of additional pictures have been added to the gallery, ranging from Noomi’s earlier appearances in Sweden to more recent events such as the Cannes and Venice Film Festivals. All pictures can be viewed by clicking the previews below.


  March 8th, 2011       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Article courtesy The Playlist. With the the casting for the lead roles sorted out earlier in the week and with a release date just over a year from now, THR reports that Ridley Scott has actually already started shooting “Prometheus” at Pinewood Studios Toronto – where it will lens for three weeks – and eagle eyed celeb watchers might want to keep an eye out around town for Noomi Rapace.Speaking recently with MTV, the actress revealed the shoot will be a long one that will go right into the fall saying, “I’m jumping into that straight off of [’Sherlock Holmes 2’]. My character’s name is Elizabeth Shaw, and I’ll step into her shoes in March and be her for six months or something. It’s quite a long shoot. It’s unbelievable.”

Details on the plot are being kept securely under lock and key, but what little we do know is that Michael Fassbender will be playing an android, and Rapace opens up a little bit about her character in the film as well. “She’s a scientist and is very bright,” she said. “She’s a believer. I think there are some similarities, but she’s very much her own. I don’t think people will compare her so much to Ripley once they see the movie.” Once the work in Toronto is done, lensing will likely continue at Pinewood London where most of the shoot is expected to take place. Joining Rapace and Fassbender in the film will be Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Sean Harris and Kate Dickie. The film, which shares some connective tissue with the original “Alien,” will land right in the middle of summer next year on June 8, 2012.

  March 8th, 2011       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

The “Prometheus” cast is starting to fill out with acclaimed actors including Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender and Idris Elba. But for many, it all starts with Noomi Rapace, the leading lady in Ridley Scott’s hotly anticipated return to the science fiction genre.

Currently best known for playing Lisbeth Salander in “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” Rapace is set for the role of scientist Elizabeth Shaw, the supposed protagonist of “Prometheus.” It’s a daunting prospect for any actor who hopes to take the reins of an “Alien” spinoff from former leading lady Sigourney Weaver, but as Rapace explains it, the comparisons between Shaw and Ripley won’t last for long. “She’s definitely her own [character],” Rapace told us during a recent interview on the set of “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,” adding that “Prometheus” does indeed have connections to the “Alien” series.

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  March 8th, 2011       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Article and quotes courtesy ReelzChannel. Director Ridley Scott’s upcoming Prometheus began as a prequel to Scott’s 1979 sci-fi classic Alien, until a few months ago, when the Prometheus title was announced and Scott revealed that the movie would include “a new, grand mythology and universe in which this original story takes place.” It was also announced that Swedish actress Noomi Rapace (the Swedish Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) had landed the lead role in the movie, that of a scientist named Elizabeth Shaw. It’s the second major role the actress has landed in Hollywood, along with the role of the gypsy Sim in Sherlock Holmes sequel, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. During a visit to the Game of Shadows, Rapace described the Prometheus role to MTV and talked about what it’s like to be in Scott’s sci-fi movie.

It’s overwhelming. It’s a great honor and I’m really excited. I’ve met him maybe seven or eight times and he’s so passionate. I think he really loves movies. He watches movies every night. He’s seen everything. When you talk about anything, you know, he’s seen it and knows it. So it’s so inspiring to talk to him. We had a long chat on the phone – he’s in LA now – about my character. I have many ideas and he has many ideas, and now we’re starting to search and try to find her. I’m jumping into that straight off of [A Game of Shadows]. My character’s name is Elizabeth Shaw, so I will step into her shoes in March and be her for six months or something. It’s quite a long shoot. It’s unbelievable.

The Alien franchise has always had a female lead, that of Ripley, the character Sigourney Weaver played in all four Alien movies. Despite Prometheus only containing “strands of Alien DNA,” the comparisons of Rapace’s Shaw to Weaver’s Ripley are inevitable, but not something that Rapace is worried about since Shaw is definitely her own character.”

She’s a scientist and she’s very bright. She’s a believer. I think there are some similarities, but she’s very much her own. I don’t think people will compare her so much to Ripley once they see the movie.

The cast for Prometheus continues to grow. With Michael Fassbender and Charlize Theron set to co-star with Rapace, Idris Elba (The Losers, Thor), Sean Harris and Kate Dickie were added the cast at the end of last month, and, according to the DailyMail (via The Playlist), British actor Rafe Spall (Hot Fizz) is joining the cast as well in an unspecified role. Details of the exact storyline, originally written by Jon Spaihts, and rewritten by Damon Lindelof, as well as many of the movie’s characters, are being kept secret for now.
Prometheus is set to start production on March 21, and, as Rapace pointed, will continue for six months. The movie is scheduled to open on June 8, 2012.

  March 5th, 2011       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

The Australian has a nice article on Noomi Rapace, just in time for the down under release of “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest”. An excerpt follows below. The complete article can be read here. On screen it is clear how keenly Noomi Rapace inhabited the role of Lisbeth Salander in the film adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy. Her bracing, brooding performance in the first film, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, propelled the unknown Swedish actress out of a steady career in Scandinavia into the global spotlight and was enough to convince Guy Ritchie and Ridley Scott to cast her, respectively, as the lead in the coming Sherlock Holmes sequel and the Alien prequel, Prometheus. US critic Roger Ebert was moved to write that Rapace’s Lisbeth “is as compelling as any movie character in recent memory”. She wasn’t always such. Larsson’s three novels, published posthumously, focused on campaigning journalist Mikael Blomkvist as much as the psychologically damaged hacker Lisbeth. And when filming began neither was anticipated to capture the world’s imagination. They were solid characters, yes, but not superstars.

  March 3rd, 2011       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

MTV News has published a brand new featurette on the upcoming “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows”, including the first, although brief, video interview with Noomi on the set. You can stream it below.
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