Consider the Sherlock Holmes 2 news confirmed! Noomi has been photographed on the set today alongside co-stars Robert Downey, jr. and Jude Law as well as director Guy Ritchie. You can find four pictures in the gallery – again with many many thanks to Mariana! :-)
Entertainment Tonight has news on the 2010 Hollywood Film Awards. The gala event will be held on October 25 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. Accolades being handed out include The Hollywood Ensemble Award to ‘The Social Network’, while Spotlight Awards will go to Leighton Meester for ‘Country Strong,’ Milla Jovovich for ‘Stone,’ Barry Pepper for ‘Casino Jack,’ Noomi Rapace for ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ and Mila Kunis for ‘Black Swan.’ The other major categories can be voted by the fans – cast your vote for your favorite at Yahoo Movies until October 19. Congratulations, Noomi!
According to the Los Angeles Times, Noomi Rapace is set to come aboard the “The Last Voyage of Demeter,” about the ill-fated journey of Dracula’s coffin from Transylvania to England, according to sources familiar with the project. Rapace is expected to play a stowaway on the boat, which according to legend arrived at its port with no survivors, prompting speculation that the vampire corpse made a little mayhem. Ben Kingsley is also coming aboard the ship, the sources said, while a lead actor is in the process of being cast. The film has heat behind it: it’s being directed by Oscar-winner Stefan Ruzowitzky (“The Counterfeiters”) and produced by the team behind “Shutter Island” at Phoenix Pictures; the movie is expected to contain some of the literary genre qualities that characterized “Shutter.”
As previously reported, Ridley Scott is currently scouting actresses for the part a younger version of Sigourney Weaverâ€™s indelibly kick-ass heroine, Ripley for Alien. The sci-fi prequel (not a sequel), that it will also be in 3-D. Entertainment Weekly has confirmation from Scott’s camp that the director has been busy lately meeting with several young leading ladies for the juicy part, including Carey Mulligan, Aussie actress Abbie Cornish (who appeared in Scottâ€™s 2006 A Good Year), and fresh-faced import Noomi Rapace, star of the Swedish Girl With the Dragon Tattoo movies. In a recent interview with Entertainment Weeklyâ€™s Rob Brunner, Rapace hinted at this development, albeit a bit cagily. The latest actress to join the group, as it’s reported today by New York Magazine’s Vulture, is Natalie Portman. Here’s what they further write: A parade of actresses have met with Scott to discuss the lead role, but only two have engendered substantial enthusiasm from both Fox brass and Scott Free, the directorâ€™s Fox-based production company: Vulture can report exclusively that at the top of the list is Natalie Portman. Right behind Portman is the already-reported Noomi Rapace, star of the Swedish The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.
A new production still as well as a couple of on-set pictures from the upcoming “Babycall” have been added to the gallery.
Article courtesy The New York Times. Remember that mysterious, unpublished, unconfirmed manuscript of the fourth book in Stieg Larssonâ€™s best-selling â€śMillenniumâ€ť series? Itâ€™s actually the fifth book. So said Mr. Larssonâ€™s brother, Joakim, in an interview on CBS that was broadcast on Sunday. â€śI got an e-mail from Stieg 10 days before he died, where he said that book four is nearly finished,â€ť Joakim Larsson said in the interview, which also included his father, Erland. â€śTo make it more complicated, this book No. 4 – thatâ€™s book No. 5,â€ť he added. â€śBecause he thought that was more fun to write.â€ť The disclosure – should it be true – adds another turn to an already twisty personal story that is nearly as complicated as the plots of the Swedish crime mysteries that Mr. Larsson wrote.
The first three books of the â€śMillenniumâ€ť series, beginning with â€śThe Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,â€ť and ending with â€śThe Girl Who Kicked the Hornetâ€™s Nest,â€ť have become a publishing phenomenon, with tens of millions of copies in print. Mr. Larsson did not live to see the books published; he died of a heart attack in 2004, at the age of 50. The author had said he intended the series to consist of 10 books, and he was working on a manuscript when he died. Under Swedish law, control of his estate went to his family, not to Eva Gabrielsson, his longtime companion. Ms. Gabrielsson, who is reportedly in possession of a laptop containing the manuscript, declined to comment to CBS. Paul Bogaards, a spokesman for Knopf, the American publisher of the â€śMillenniumâ€ť books, said he believed the unpublished manuscript existed but did not know whether it was intended to be the fourth book or the fifth. Whether it will ever be published is another question. Depending on the plot and substance of the story, it is possible that it could work as the fourth book in the series, even if it had been intended to be the fifth. According to CBS, the Larssons said they would not allow the book to be published.
Again, with many thanks to Mariana, high quality scans from the Summer 2009 issue of Swedish Film magazine have been added to the gallery. The article is in English, so I’m sure most of you can read it :-)