Rooney Mara take note, as this could be you in a few years. Noomi Rapace, who played Lisbeth Salander in the Swedish version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, has had a rather productive week. According to Deadline Rapace had meetings with a number of directors, producers, and studio executives over recent days who all want a piece of her.
Here’s the rundown:
Warner Bros’ Greg Silverman wants her for Sherlock Holmes 2, and Paramount’s Marc Evans wants her for Mission Impossible 4. “If it’s not too far along,” one of my insiders explains. So Roomi will head home tomorrow for her 6-year-old son’s birthday on Saturday, then probably get on a plane and come back to Hollywood next week to meet again with Silverman and MI4’s Brad Bird.
She’s also sat down with Brett Ratner who just wanted to meet her. Rapace told Ridley Scott (and Scot Free’s Michael Costigan) that she grew up on his films when she left home at 15. She also met with Brad Fischer for the Phoenix Pictures project The Last Voyage Of The Demeter, Jon Amiel on his latest (believed to be titled Masterwork), James McTeigue on The Raven, Tommy Wirkola on Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters, and McG on This Means War. For the latter, McG discussed this juicy villain role.
Not only that, it was recently confirmed that Noomi Rapace is also eligible to be nominated for the Best Actress Oscar this year thanks to Dragon Tattoo having a limited run in Los Angeles in March. She has already won the Swedish equivalent, so an Academy Award seems like the next logical step.
If Rapace gets nominated or wins then it will make her a star overnight (think Marion Cotillard) and Rooney Mara, who will be seen in the same role for David Fincher next December, will have a lot of pressure on her shoulders.