Last month a number of studios met with Noomi Rapace following her breakthrough performance in the Swedish version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Paramount were apparently interested in her playing the female lead in Mission Impossible 4 (which has since gone to Paula Patton), and Warner Bros’ Greg Silverman wanted the actress for Sherlock Holmes 2.
Heat Vision is now reporting that Warner Bros. got their wish, as Rapace has signed on to star alongside Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law in the sequel.
Her role has not yet been revealed, although the “character may be a French Gypsy”. Rachel McAdams will still be ‘present’ in the film as Irene Adler, but she won’t be the female lead like in the last film.
Sherlock Holmes 2 will start filming later this year under the direction of Guy Ritchie.