December 5th, 2010       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Here’s news on the planned “Alien” prequel, for which Noomi has been in talks to star after meeting with director Ridley Scott, according to Movieweb. If you are anxiously awaiting Ridley Scott’s Untitled Alien Prequel and its subsequent sequel, you’re going to have to wait a little longer. According to Scriptflags, the upcoming sci-fi horror saga won’t return to theaters until 2013 and 2014 respectively. The first of these prequels had previously been set to debut in 2012.

Neither 20th Century Fox nor Ridley Scott gave a reason for the delay. This news comes two months after their widely publicized disagreement over budget and story, which saw Scott wanting a big budget, heavy R rating, while the studio wants a low grade PG-13 outing. In early November, Ridley was quoted as saying, “It’s written and budgeted and, frankly, we’ve already booked film stages in England, so I think [it will happen soon].” And FX supervisor Henry South confirmed that production design had already begun on the project. Principle photography was reportedly set to start in February of 2011, with Noomi Rapace and Olivia Wilde taking the lead roles in the movie. Damon Lindelof’s rewrite of Jon Spaihts’s screenplay for the prequel was said to be favored by all parties involved, but speculation has it that the movie is being delayed so that this team can further develop the story.

  December 4th, 2010       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Empire Magazine’s Year in Review features a page on Noomi with an article on her international success this year and the launch of her Hollywood career. The scan can be found in the gallery, with many thanks to Mariana for contributing it!

  December 4th, 2010       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

A couple of new video clips have been added to the video archive, all excerpts of Noomi’s previous work on Swedish films. They include her 1997 professional film debut “Sanning eller konsekvens” (with many thanks to Klara for providing this clip!), “Älskar, älskar och älskar” (the television adaptation of the 2002 play “Det epileptiska riktmärket”), “Du och Jag” (2004) and her award winning performance in “Daisy Diamond” (2007). Enjoy the clips!


  December 2nd, 2010       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Will one of the year’s best performances go unrecognized? ask The Hollywood Reporter. Noomi Rapace’s role in ‘Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ is ineligible for a Globes nomination. One of the year’s best performances likely will go unrecognized. Noomi Rapace, star of the original The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, isn’t eligible for a Globes nomination; the film unspooled in Europe in 2009, which rules it out. She is not excluded, though, by the Academy. But neither the film’s Swedish producers nor U.S. distributor Music Box can afford a half-million-dollar Oscar campaign. “They wouldn’t make any more money on the film,” one insider says. “And the original Swedish producers are involved with the David Fincher remake. They don’t want Noomi to outshine Rooney Mara.” But don’t cry for Rapace — she got the female lead in the Sherlock Holmes sequel, now shooting in London.

  December 2nd, 2010       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Noomi Rapace has received a nomination for the Golden Satellite Award (International Press Academy) in the Best Actress category for “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”. She shares this category with Nicole Kidman (Rabbit Hole), Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone), Helen Mirren (The Tempest), Natalie Portman (Black Swan), Tilda Swinton (I Am Love), Naomi Watts (Fair Game) and Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine). The awards luncheon will take place on December 19th in the Los Angeles Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. Congratulations, Noomi!

  November 30th, 2010       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

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.

  November 27th, 2010       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Here’s a fantastic new interview by Deadline Hollywood: This year Hollywood types everywhere were discussing the Swedish films made from Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy of books – The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’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 out–of–the–blue nomination, win the Best Actress Oscar, then land big roles in major studio tentpoles was Marion Cotillard. Noomi’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:

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