Yesterday, “Bright” co-stars Noomi Rapace and Edgar Ramirez have attended the GQ Style & Hugo Boss celebration of “Amazing Spaces”. Pictures from the event can be found in the photo gallery.
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.
On Thursday, Noomi Rapace and Edgar Ramirez have attended the DEA Educational Foundation Benefit in Beverly Hills, honoring Michael Mann with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his significant and long term positive contributions in support of drug law enforcement and drug abuse prevention. Pictures from the event have been added to the photo gallery. No word if Noomi was present to support Mann as a future director for the Enzo Ferrari biopic, which has been announced earlier this year without any further updates.
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.
On Thursday, Noomi Rapace was spotted at a screening of the upcoming film “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool” held by Lionsgate and Porter in London. A couple of pictures have been added to the photo gallery.
10 Magazine has posted its interview with Noomi Rapace on their website, so make sure to head over and read it: I meet her at the South Kensington Club, where she is a member, mostly to use the gym upstairs. If you put her name into Google Images, two of the top five suggested searches are “Noomi Rapace abs” and “Noomi Rapace muscles”. She practises Thai kickboxing and trains with her boyfriend. Today, her hair is peroxide blonde. Rapace’s presence commands attention. People in the club know who she is – a few say hello – but if they didn’t, there’s something in her demeanour that makes you aware she is there. Rapace says that people in London don’t recognise her, but I imagine they know she is someone, they just might not know who. Her face is angular but still feminine, which allows her to slide between the androgynous and the sexual – a shift that many directors demand of her. So you may be forgiven that she would be guarded – a reluctant interviewee, lost in preparations for whatever comes next. But she’s not. “People think I’m very serious and I’m very dark because of the roles I play – I’m not,” she says. It’s a statement delivered with – as many things she says are – a husky giggle. She tells me her favourite word is boom. “I say it alllllll the time,” she says. So much so that the word is written out in diamonds on a ring on her finger and also hangs from an earring. Both are custom made. She got the same earring made for her close friend Marilyn Manson. His is in silver.
Over the past few weeks, three publications have announced Noomi to be their cover girl for their respective September and October issues. You’ll find Noomi on the covers of 10 Magazine (September 2017), The Fall (September 28, 2017) and Wylde Magazine (October 2017). Each appearance has been accompanied by some stunning new editorial pictures. Have a look at all new additions below.
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Wylde Magazine (USA, October 2017)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Fall (USA, September 28, 2017)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – 10 Magazine (USA, September 2017)
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 2017 – Session 10
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 2017 – Session 11
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 2017 – Session 12
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
“Unlocked” has been released on Blu-Ray in the United Kingdom on Monday and I was thrilled to finally watch it. I was expecting something bad after the film has been in the shelf for over 3 years. Luckily, the film’s quality was not the reason for its delay – at least not in my book. It’s a good entertaining thriller, nothing new to say the least, but still very well done and a good ride. I was looking forward to an ensemble piece, given the talents of John Malkovich, Toni Collette, Michael Douglas and Orlando Bloom involved, but it really is a one-woman show with Noomi Rapace commanding the screen – and every single scene. It’s another powerful leading role. The only real disappointment about the British Blu-Ray is that it includes absolutely no special features, zero. It would have been nice to go behind the scenes and learn more about the making of the film. Make sure to grab your copy or catch it in an American theater for its US release starting tomorrow. Screencaptures from the Blu-Ray have been added to the photo gallery – be advised that they contain heavy spoilers.