On Monday, Will Smith, Joel Edgerton and Noomi Rapace made a surprise appearance at the Mumbai premiere for “Bright”. Pictures have been added to the photo gallery. You’ll also find a press junket interview with Noomi in the video archive.
Hollywood’s “Bright” stars dazzled all their way at yesterday’s London premiere of the upcoming action and thriller cinematic. The event had it all for the fans, massive autographs and photo shoot where the “Bright”’s crew showed up, including stars Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace and Lucy Fry. The co-production of Max Landis and David Ayer is one massive cinematic already awaited in the must watch list of action films, expected to kick off release in cinemas on Friday, December 22. Pictures from the premiere have been added to the photo gallery.
Article and pictures courtesy Vogue and Astrid Andersen: When an interview ends with you strapped into Noomi Rapace’s new top-of-the-line Audi as she bounces behind the wheel to top-volume Cardi B, then accelerates up Ladbroke Grove faster than anything out of North Korea, well, it’s been an awesome assignment. And when Vogue was invited to lunch with the Swedish-born actress (the original Lisbeth Salander!) and the Danish-born designer Astrid Andersen, that’s exactly how things ended up. But before we hit the road—Andersen and Rapace up front, singing and whooping as we went full throttle, me in the back, trying not to toss my salad—there was much to discuss. Royal College of Art–trained Andersen founded her menswear label in 2010, and last year started showing womenswear, too. She and Rapace didn’t meet all that long ago, but have since become firm friends. So for Spring 2018, Rapace volunteered to model Andersen’s collection (the women’s, with a sprinkling of men’s) in a shoot masterminded at the actress’s London house. That seemed like a perfect reason to meet, eat, and listen in on these two besties discussing friendship, clothes, first boyfriends, and plenty more besides. What follows is an edited record of a conversation in which, just like that hair-raising drive afterward, Vogue was very much in the back seat.
If you do something that you’re forced into, or you’re eye candy for someone, or you dress for someone else and you don’t feel comfortable, well, you don’t feel empowered and you don’t feel free. If you can’t dance in it, you can’t move in it, you can’t feel your energy and your charisma flowing, that is wrong. But if you wear something that you can move in and that makes you grow, you can come into any room and be like: Boom, here I am! You know, I never thought I would be comfortable in some places. I come from a farm and I come from no money. I didn’t even speak English seven and a half years ago. So I have to go on my intuition all the time. And I think that Astrid is very much the same; you have to go on your gut feeling.
Darius Films has released a first production still and on-set picture from the upcoming thriller “Stockholm”, starring Ethan Hawke, Noomi Rapace and Mark Strong. Both pictures can be found in the photo gallery. Written and directed by Robert Budreau, the film follows the drama chronicled in the New Yorker article “The Bank Drama” by Daniel Lan about the hostages who bonded with their captors and turned against the authorities, giving rise to the psychological phenomenon known as “Stockholm Syndrome.” “Stockholm will offer moviegoers a raw glimpse into intense events that transpired over four decades ago coining a psychological condition that still intrigues the world today,” said Jonathan Kier, Sierra/Affinity’s President of International Sales & Distribution. “With Robert’s creative direction coupled with Ethan and Noomi’s tremendous talents, we are certain audiences around the globe will be captivated by this thrilling true story.”
You can find Noomi on the cover of Sweden’s Di Weekend Friday issue. And if you can read Swedish, even better – head over to their website to read the interview. The cover and three outtakes have been added to the photo gallery: “Sedan succén med Män som hatar kvinnor för åtta år sedan har Noomi Rapace spelat in 18 filmer och flyttat till London. Nu till jul lanseras Netflix största produktion någonsin, filmen Bright, där Noomi Rapace spelar mot Will Smith. Samtidigt lanserar hon dessutom sin egen parfym.”
Variety has the first production still from the just-wrapped “Close”, which shows Noomi Rapace in action as Sam, the world’s leading female bodyguard and counter-terrorism expert. WestEnd Films is handling worldwide sales and is at AFM this week with a “Close” promo. The film follows Rapace’s character as as she takes on a job looking after a rich heiress. After a violent kidnap attempt, the pair have to go on the run to save their lives. The cast includes Sophie Nélisse (“The Book Thief”), Eoin Macken (“Resident Evil: The Final Chapter”) and Indira Varma (“Game of Thrones”). Rupert Whitaker produces and co-wrote the script with Vicky Jewson and Jason Newmark. Jewson is the director. Braden Aftergood (“Wind River”), Sarah Radclyffe (“Les Misérables”) and Dennis Davidson (“Bitter Harvest”) executive produce. The high resolution version of the production still can be found in the photo gallery.
Another “Bright” trailer has been launched today by Netflix, giving us yet some new bits of Noomi’s evil elf Leilah. If they keep up the pace of releasing promotional stuff until it’s Netflix peremiere on December 22, we can consider ourselves lucky. The trailer can be watched below and in the video archive, screencaptures have been added to the photo gallery.
Today, Netflix has posted a first promotional featurette on “Bright” and its December 22 release, including interviews with director David Ayer and actors Will Smith, Joel Edgerton and Noomi Rapace. The clip features quite a few new scenes and teases a new trailer premiere for October 25. The featurette can be found in the video archive and below, screencaptures have been added to the photo gallery. Enjoy.
Ridley Scott’s “Alien: Covenant” has been released in the United States and most European countries by now on home video and demand, and I have been able to make screencaptures from the site. There are very few, and each of them is a spoiler, so if you haven’t read or heard or watched anything about Elizabeth Shaw’s fate, this post isn’t for you. I found “Alien: Covenant” rather disappointing as it lacked the great chemistry that has made the “Prometheus” crew so special – but if you kill off Charlize Theron, Logan Marshall-Green and Idris Elba, this is what you get. The same thing can be said about Noomi, who appears not even as herself, but as a wax figure of what’s left of Shaw, and in the form of pictures, although you’ll miss both if you blink for too long. So basically every frame she has appeared in “Alien: Covenant” is in the photo gallery. There were a few more blink-and-you-miss-it footage in the extended scenes, as well as the prologue, which was released as part of the promotional material for the film’s theatrical release – a pity this has been the most extensive Noomi material of it all. Nevertheless, to think positive, with “Alien: Covenant”, Noomi’s most recent project has been covered as well, so now we can all look forward to December’s “Bright” on Netflix.
Photo Gallery – Career – Alien: Covenant – Blu-Ray Screencaptures
Photo Gallery – Career – Alien: Covenant – Extended Scenes Screencaptures
Photo Gallery – Career – Alien: Covenant – Prologue Screencaptures
With today’s theatrical and demand release of “Unlocked” in the United States, a bunch of new press junket interviews with Noomi has been released. Also, for the French theatrical release of “What Happened to Monday”, interviews from the French press junket are online as well. Check out the new interviews, alongside a couple new interviews from the British press junket for “Unlocked” and a b-roll for “Monday”, in the video archive. Many thanks to Marika for the heads-up.