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Noomi Rapace, the girl with the dragon tattoo, will have a vampire bite

October 13, 2010 |  3:23 pm

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EXCLUSIVE: Swedish actress Noomi Rapace has been on a hot streak since her Swedish-language "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" became an art-house hit in the U.S. Now she's signing for a new role in an intriguing genre.

Rapace is set to come aboard the "The Last Voyage of Demeter," about the ill-fated journey of Dracula's coffin from Transylvania to England, according to sources familiar with the project. 

Rapace is expected to play a stowaway on the boat, which according to legend arrived at its port with no survivors, prompting speculation that the vampire corpse made a little mayhem. Ben Kingsley is also coming aboard the ship, the sources said, while a lead actor is in the process of being cast.

The film has heat behind it: it's being directed by Oscar-winner Stefan Ruzowitzky ("The Counterfeiters") and produced by the team behind "Shutter Island" at Phoenix Pictures; the movie is expected to contain some of the literary genre qualities that characterized "Shutter."

With a new role in "Sherlock Holmes 2" and discussions on "Mission: Impossible 4" and the "Alien" prequel, Rapace has already capitalized on her popularity from "Dragon Tattoo" and the two films that followed in the adaptation of Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy.

"Demeter," however, would mark Rapace's first English-language genre movie, and also put her back in something of the scrappy loner role that she popularized as Lisbeth Salander. And if she decided to really go tough, she probably wouldn't even need to change her outfit.

-- Steven Zeitchik

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Photo: Noomi Rapace in 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.' Credit: Music Box Films

 


 
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She is a really good actress.

Noomi is the best actress I've seen in years and years. Her Lisabeth was extraordinary. Phenomenal. It was like she literally stepped out of the pages of Larsson's book onto the screen; gives me chills just thinking about it. I can't wait to see her in all the films listed in this article, or in any project she wants to do.

Rapace is beautiful. What to say. Hope this film came to Brazil, the forgot land in the South America.

This is the most amazing and suspenseful movie that have been produced in quite awhile. Naomi Rapace is absolutely amazing and is a fine actor. Her role as Lisabeth is a truly fine work of acting. Putting another actor in this role would be a injustice to the storyline. This movie is wonderfully made and I truly and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Now that the Millenium Trilogy project is behind her, I'm sure Rapace will have a flourishing, polishing career with upcoming assignments mentioned in the story.

"The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" just arrived a few days ago in its Region 3 format at my friendly neighborhood video shop here in Taiwan. I rather enjoyed the first film in the series, and totally enjoyed the second, which kicked a lot more than just a hornet's nest, which is already quite something to kick, or so I've read. "Played with Fire" has a satisfactory grisly ending. Hopefully some time this week I will find time to give #3 a view.


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