Time Magazine is full of praise for Noomi, as you can read in the following article, accompanied by an exclusive Q&A video: Lisbeth Salander, the character at the center of Stieg Larsson’s three novels (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest) and their Swedish film versions, has ascended to a rare height in crime fiction: she’s become the female Hannibal Lecter.
Also yesterday, Noomi was a guest on KTLA (her first American television appearance) to promote this weekend’s release of “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest”. She talked about making the film, what an impact the trilogy has had on her career – and Oscar buzz for Lisbeth Salander. The whole appearance can be watched below.
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!
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.”
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.
The international trailer for “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest” has been released and can be watched below.
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News courtesy Deadline Hollywood. “The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest”, the third and final entry in Sweden’s Lisbeth Salander trilogy will play at the Goldwyn on October 24th. It’s significant because neither of the first two films, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and The Girl Who Played With Fire, screened for the Academy. Now with some Oscar buzz brewing for star Noomi Rapace, the films’ distributor Music Box clearly is seeing the value of getting her exposure in front of these voters even though the only one of the 3 pics likely eligible for an Oscar will be Dragon Tattoo since the latter two, including Hornet’s Nest, were made originally for Swedish television.