Twilight's Catherine Hardwicke Will Direct Dragon Tattoo Star Noomi Rapace in Swedish Singer Biopic
Swedish actress Noomi Rapace was first introduced to American audiences as the vengeful, goth-like titular character in the European Girl With the Dragon Tattoo film franchise, and now, Rapace will switch modes entirely to play a '60s Swedish pop singer in Catherine Hardwicke's upcoming Anita Lindblom biopic. More details on the project, which co-stars Rapace's real-life ex-husband, ahead.
Written by Swedish scribe Peter Birro, the still-untitled film centers on Lindblom's well-publicized romance with boxer Högberg, who will be played by Rapace's real-life ex-husband Ola Rapace. Rapace has reportedly been training as a boxer for four years in anticipation of this project.
Hardwicke (Thirteen, Twilight) told Screen Daily today that she was drawn to the script because "it throws us back into Swedish celebrity culture of the 1960s, where the name is more important than the person."
Shooting is scheduled to begin this fall. In the meantime, here's a video of the Swedish pop singer/actress singing her biggest hit "Sånt är livet" or in English, "Such Is Life."
· Hardwicke to direct Noomi Rapace in Anita Lindblom story [Screen Daily via ToH]