black crab

Noomi Rapace is going back to Dragon Tattoo country with a new Netflix movie. The actress will star in Black Crab, an action-thriller based on a novel by Swedish writer Jerker Virdborg. The story is set in a “post-apocalyptic world torn apart by climate change and war,” so it will no doubt seem eerily familiar to just about everyone. This marks Rapace’s first return to Sweden since she broke out big with the Dragon Tattoo series and headed to Hollywood.

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the secrets we keep trailer

Many people might freeze or flee in the face of their attacker, but Noomi Rapace kidnaps and imprisons them instead. In The Secrets We Keep, the Prometheus actress plays a Holocaust survivor who is happily married to an ordinary American man (Chris Messina) and rebuilding her life in the suburbs. But that happiness is shattered when she comes face to face with her attacker — or the man she believes to be her attacker, played by Joel Kinnaman. Watch The Secrets We Keep trailer below.

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o2 cast

Noomi Rapace has been wildly underserved by Hollywood, despite consistently turning out fantastic performances since her breakout role in the 2009 Swedish-language The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. After a stint in blockbuster supporting roles as the go-to global presence, Rapace has found a niche in solid, but also underseen, thrillers. Hopefully her next role in the Black List thriller O2, which is directed by Amityville: Awakening director Franck Khalfoun and produced by Crawl director Alexandre Aja, won’t meet the same fate.

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angel of mine trailer

Parental grief can take many forms, but for Noomi Rapace’s Lizzie in Angel of Mine, it takes the form of deranged stalking and kidnapping. The domestic thriller stars the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo actress as a grieving mother who becomes obsessed with another woman’s daughter after she comes to believe that the girl is her own dead daughter. Watch the Angel of Mine trailer below.

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stockholm trailer

As Ethan Hawke storms into a bank, gun blazing and bad wig flying, it’s easy to understand the origins of the term “Stockholm syndrome.” The phrase, which refers to captives developing an irrational sympathy for their captors, was first coined in 1973 after four hostages acted sympathetically with their captors during a bank robbery in Sweden. The upcoming dark comedy Stockholm is based on that story. Watch the first Stockholm trailer below.

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alien 4k blu-ray

Alien has been released on Blu-ray approximately 400 times, but here comes a new one anyway! To mark the 40th anniversary of Ridley Scott‘s horror/sci-fi classic, an Alien 4K Blu-ray will find its way to shelves in April. Even if you already own one of the many previous releases, it might be worth upgrading for the new 4K transfer.

And that’s not all the Alien related news we have! Thanks to creature designer Carlos Huantes, we now know that Noomi Rapace‘s character had a much bigger part in early drafts of Alien: Covenant.

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close trailer

Swedish actor Noomi Rapace went international when the original Swedish productions of the Girl WIth The Dragon Tattoo trilogy caught on around the world. Now she’s been in Hollywood productions like Prometheus, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and three films for Netflix, including this week’s Close.

In Close, Rapace plays Sam, a bodyguard for Zoe (Sophie Nelisse), the daughter of a mining company CEO. After saving Zoe from a kidnapping attempt, Sam takes her on the run to protect her from the forces who are still trying to take her. Sam is inspired by real life bodyguard Jacquie Davis, though Close is a fictional tale.

Rapace spoke with /Film by phone out of New York. After Close, Rapace joins the cast of Jack Ryan for season 2. Close hits Netflix on Friday, January 18.

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close trailer

Netflix seems to be getting into the bodyguard business, with the BBC series Bodyguard becoming a small phenomenon and international star Noomi Rapace starring in the upcoming feature film about a female bodyguard, Close. Watch the Close trailer below.

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Jack Ryan Season 2

Jack Ryan season 1 hasn’t even debuted yet, but Amazon is so excited about the show they went ahead and gave it a second season already. It’ll be a while before we see season 2, but casting has already commenced. Michael Kelly, who plays murderous White House Chief of Staff Doug Stamper on House of Cards, will join Jack Ryan season 2 as CIA agent Mike November, while Noomi Rapace will play German intelligence agent Harriet “Harry” Baumann.

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Amazon casting

Here’s some interesting Amazon casting news from the studio’s panel at San Diego Comic-Con International: Frances McDormand, who just won an Oscar for her fiery performance in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, will provide the voice of God in the upcoming adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s Good Omens.

Plus, Noomi Rapace (Prometheus) has joined the cast of Jack Ryan, the action-packed Tom Clancy adaptation that has John Krasinski in the lead role. Read More »