Noomi Rapace has been going from strength to strength ever since her superb role in the Millennium Trilogy, and after a really strong role in Ridley Scott’s Prometheus (above), the Swedish actress in heading back to the sci-fi horror genre with Rupture.
The Press Release:
It was revealed today that Noomi Rapace (“Prometheus,” “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,” “The Drop”) has landed the lead role in “Rupture” – the sci-fi adventure thriller from AMBI Group – the movie development, finance, production and distribution group owned and run by Andrea Iervolino and Lady Monika Bacardi.
Iervolino and Bacardi (“The Humbling,” “In Dubious Battle” “All Roads Lead to Rome”) are teaming with “American Sniper” producer Andrew Lazar and his Tango Pictures Production banner to produce the film. Tango is a partnership between Christina Weiss Lurie, Steven Shainberg, and Lazar. Christina Weiss Lurie (“Inside Job,” “Adam,” “Broken English”), will serve as producer as well.
Plot details remain closely guarded but Rapace will play a single mother who, struggling to raise her son alone, is abducted by a mysterious organization. While trying to escape, she uncovers an extraordinary secret about herself.
Steven Shainberg (“Secretary”) is directing the film, which is based on a story by he and Brian Nelson (“Hard Candy,” “30 Days of Night,” “Devil”). Nelson wrote the screenplay.
AMBI Distribution, the worldwide sales arm of AMBI Group is handling international sales and will formally present the project in Cannes.
Principal photography on the film will commence in June.
Commented Iervolino, “’Rupture’ is an ‘event’ movie and perfect vehicle for Noomi to showcase her immense talent. We’re excited to bring this project to life with her in the lead.”
Lady Monika Bacardi adds, “Noomi is an amazing young talent with tremendous range and broad international appeal so we’re very excited to be working with her on this film.”
AMBI is currently in production on James Franco’s “In Dubious Battle,” featuring an ensemble cast that includes Franco, Selena Gomez, Vincent D’Onofrio, Robert Duvall, Ed Harris, Bryan Cranston, Nat Wolff, Josh Hutcherson, Zach Braff, Analeigh Tipton, Ashley Greene, Ahna O’Reilly, John Savage and Sam Shepherd. The film is based on Steinbeck’s gritty, realist style novel In Dubious Battle, which portrays the struggle between labor and capital in 1930s America as close to all out warfare.