Saturday, April 20, 2024

Exclusive: “Girl with Dragon Tattoo” Noomi Rapace Headed for Shainberg’s “Rupture”


Here’s the word over the weekend: I’m told that Noomi Rapace, so startling in “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”– the original Swedish movie– is getting ready for another startling turn. She’ll play Renee, a mother whose son has been kidnapped by a shady organization (not Scientology).

Steve Shainberg, known far and wide for two great, out there movies– “Secretary” and “Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus “– will direct. It’s his first feature directing assignment since “Fur” in 2006. Andrew Lazar is producing after having a monster hit with “American Sniper.”

In 2012, Lazar was going to produce a Shainberg movie called “The Big Shoe” starring Susan Sarandon and Jim Sturgess. I guess it never happened. Sturgess has been making UK films since then, but this could bring him back to the US. Thanks to the folks in Canada who keep abreast of these things.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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