October 8th, 2010       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

The latest issue of Entertainment Weekly, on newsstands October 15, 2010, features a spread on Noomi, entitled “Dragon Tattoo and Beyond”. Be sure to pick your copy – and if anyone is able to contribute scans, please drop me a line :-)

  October 8th, 2010       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

News are floating for a while that Noomi is considered by director Ridley Scott for the role of Ellen Ripley in a planned 3D prequel to Scott’s “Alien” series. And while I personally don’t consider this for granted in any way, Deadline has written an insightful article on the recent talks: Now that Rooney Mara got the Lisbeth Salander role in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Emma Stone got the Gwen Stacy role in Spider-Man and Sandra Bullock is in talks for Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity, the next juicy female role is the lead in the Ridley Scott-directed 3D Alien prequel at 20th Century Fox. I’m told that the studio and Scott have had general meetings with a number of actresses. I’ve heard that list includes the studio’s Wall Street 2 star Carey Mulligan and Abbie Cornish (Scott directed her in A Good Year). But another intriguing possibility I’ve heard more than once today is that Noomi Rapace also met and left a strong impression. The actress, who played Lisbeth Salander in the original Swedish adaptation, met Scott and Fox before she signed on to co-star in the Sherlock Holmes sequel. I’m told that meetings are ongoing with cast and no decisions have been made, but I could see Rapace taking a Ripley-esque turn in space.

  October 6th, 2010       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

For the past ten years, the Hamptons International Film Festival has honored the work of up and coming young actors through an exciting initiative called the Breakthrough Performers program. Eight actors from around the world, including three of European Film Promotion’s 2010 Shooting Stars, will present their exceptional performances in films highlighted at the Festival. This year’s recipients are Jessica Chastain (The Debt), Luke Grimes (Shit Year), Freida Pinto (Miral), Noomi Rapace (The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest) and Brittany Robertson (The Family Tree and Cherry). On October 09, the Hamptons International Film Festival will host a roundtable discussion with the above actors about what it takes to make it as a young actor in today’s film industry. Discussion will be moderated by Rajendra Roy, the Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film at the Museum of Modern Art.

  October 2nd, 2010       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

With the European DVD release of the final “Millenium” chapter, 1.300 high quality DVD captures from “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest” have been added to the Image Library. Just like the caps from the first and second installment, be aware that these include spoilers of the film, so better don’t view them if you haven’t seen it yet ;-) Enjoy!


  September 30th, 2010       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Article courtesy Variety: For many, Sweden’s Noomi Rapace is Lisbeth Salander – the way Basil Rathbone is Sherlock Holmes and Sean Connery (for some) is still James Bond. But having made the hard-as-diamonds heroine of the late Stieg Larsson’s “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” (and its two Swedish-made sequels) so indelible, Rapace had done all the Salandering she wanted to do. “It was a bit scary,” she said of the reaction to the movies, whose fanbase (going by book sales) numbered in the tens of millions before the movies even opened. “I think that everybody can understand her and love her for never giving up,” Rapace laughed. “But you’re like, ‘Wait a minute, what kind of world would it be if we had a Lisbeth army?’ ”

In the wake of an army of American starlets having jockeyed for the role in an English-langauge version being directed by David Fincher, Rapace found herself in Venice, where director Pernilla August was premiering her drama “Beyond,” in which Rapace plays a young mother with personal problems (though not, it should be stressed, Salander-sized problems). “I wasn’t looking for something really different,” said the Swedish-Spanish actress, 30. “It just came to me, and I liked the script. But I don’t ever want to repeat myself.” She said she made it very clear early on that she had zero interest in the Fincher-helmed remake of “Dragon Tattoo” (in which Rooney Mara has been cast). “It doesn’t matter who’s going to direct the film or who the co-stars are,” she says. “I couldn’t see any reason for doing it again. But I had a great time.”

  September 27th, 2010       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Fry, 53, told the The Danny Baker Show on BBC Radio 5 Live that he would be playing Mycroft Holmes in the forthcoming sequel. He said: ‘I’m playing Mycroft in the sequel to the Sherlock Holmes film Guy Ritchie directed with Robert Downey Jr., and that sort of part is fun.’ The follow-up is set for release in late 2011, and the film will see Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law return as Sherlock and Dr. Watson. Also confirmed to star in the film is Noomi Rapace, the actress who is best known for playing Lisbeth Salander in the Swedish language version of the Millenium Trilogy – the film series which includes The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.

  September 27th, 2010       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

The Scottsdale International Film Festival, which opens Friday, is celebrating its 10th year. This year’s opening-night movie is the Arizona premiere of “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest,” the latest film, after “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” and “The Girl Who Played with Fire,” based on the Stieg Larsson novels. Noomi Rapace returns as Lisbeth Salander, who is to stand trial for murder in this chapter of the saga. For more information on the festival, visit their official website.

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