It’s still quite early in 2011’s awards season, but ABC News is predicting who will have chances at this year’s Oscars – also mentioning Noomi. The full article can be read here:
Noomi Rapace may also have a shot for her work playing the facially grommeted punk hacker Lisbeth Salander in the Swedish movie “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.” (Rapace also starred in the two subsequent films in the series.) “You don’t often see female characters like the one played by Rapace, who was a startling screen presence,” said MaryAnn Johanson (of flickfilosopher.com). “She made a huge impression on movie goers and probably on Academy members as well.” However, the fact that “Dragon Tattoo” contained subtitles may prove to be its undoing. “Academy voters often disregard foreign movies outside the ‘foreign film’ category,” she said.
Here’s a fantastic new interview by Deadline Hollywood: This year Hollywood types everywhere were discussing the Swedish films made from Stieg Larssonâ€™s Millennium trilogy of books – The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornetâ€™s Nest. Noomi Rapace has already won the Swedish equivalency for her portrayal of Lisbeth Salander. But the most recent actress to appear in a small foreign film, get an outâ€“ofâ€“theâ€“blue nomination, win the Best Actress Oscar, then land big roles in major studio tentpoles was Marion Cotillard. Noomiâ€™s U.S. agents and managers have assured her: “You can have that same journey.” Pete Hammond recently spoke to Noomi Rapace about her role and Oscar chances:
The Swedish Bon Magazine has a real treat for Noomi fans. Not only did they interview the actress on 15 (!) pages in their Winter 2010/2011 issue – the stunning photoshoot by Max Vitali of Noomi, surrounded by black Friesians, is accompanied by an online video – “I” – in High Definition on Youtube.
Also, here is a fantastic preview of the magazine and photoshoot. To catch Noomi’s interview, be sure to grab your copy of Bon on newsstands. My sincere thanks to them for sharing this great material. Enjoy!
Dread Central has posted a more extensive synopsis on “Babycall”, to be released in Sweden on February 15, 2011: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’s Noomi Rapace is without question a hot ticket item in the world of movies, and we’re happy to report that with the new Norwegian flick Babycall she’ll be dabbling in the horror genre! In Norwegian theatres February 15, 2011, PĂĄl Sletaune’s Babycall also stars Kristoffer Joner and Vetle Qvenild Werring. Babycall follows Anna (Rapace) and her eight-year-old son, Anders, who are under the witness protection program following a difficult relationship with Andersâ€™ father. They move into a large apartment complex. Anna becomes overprotective of her son and even buys a babycall to keep track of him. Soon, strange noises from other apartments appear on the monitor, and Anna overhears what might be the murder of a child. Meanwhile, Andersâ€™ mysterious new friend starts visiting at odd hours, claiming that he has keys for all the doors in the building â€¦ Does this new friend know anything about the murder? And why is Andersâ€™ drawing stained with blood? Is Annaâ€™s son still in danger?
Here comes the very first production still from “Sherlock Holmes”, featuring Noomi Rapace, Robert Downey, jr. and Jude Law. Check it out in high quality in the gallery. Many thanks to Mariana for sending it in! :-)
Article courtesy The Herald Scotland. Iâ€™m telling her about the London press screening for The Girl Who Played With Fire. Such was the buzz about the second instalment of the hit adaptations of the late Stieg Larssonâ€™s bestselling Millennium novels, the cinema was mobbed. So much so, a second screening had to be hastily arranged for the overflow of critics eager to see Rapace reprise her role as antisocial hacker Lisbeth Salander. For a Hollywood film, this would be unusual. For a Swedish movie with subtitles, itâ€™s unheard of. Then again, this is the Millennium trilogy weâ€™re talking about. A complex, compelling saga of corruption and evil in which Salander must fend for herself in a male-dominated world, the books have sold more than 30 million copies in 40 countries. For Rapace, they have brought her the role of a lifetime, one thatâ€™s seen her become world cinemaâ€™s brightest new star. Like Marion Cotillard before her â€“ who went from winning an Oscar for her portrayal of Edith Piaf in La Vie En Rose to starring in blockbusters Public Enemies and Inception â€“ Rapace is being sized up for a Hollywood career.
We meet a month after she returned from a summer spent in the US, meeting big-name directors including Ridley Scott, McG and James McTeigue. â€śI met some wonderful people whom I respect and would love to work with,â€ť says Rapace, who is 30. Itâ€™s a heady time â€“ not least with her discussing roles alongside Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible 4, McTeigueâ€™s Edgar Allan Poe adaptation The Raven and McGâ€™s spy comedy This Means War. Whatâ€™s more, the US distributor of the Millennium films is already talking up a possible Oscar nod for Rapace for playing Salander.
With the Swedish release of “Beyond”, new production stills from the film have been added. Have a look at them in the gallery.