Here in the States people are still reeling over the casting of Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander in the American adaptation of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. But what about the young actress who started it all? Noomi Rapace, who plays the character in the Swedish-language film has been receiving a lot of positive buzz for her performance, enough so that a possible Oscar nomination might be in her future. Not only that but her new international acclaim could land her a role in several blockbusters like Sherlock Holmes 2 and Mission Impossible 4.
Deadline is reporting that Rapace is on the fast track to becoming the next Marion Cotillard who starred in a small foreign film and earned a Best Actress Oscar for her performance. She went on to star in big budget movies alongside Johnny Depp with Public Enemies and Leonardo DiCaprio in this summer’s Inception.
Rapace recently arrived in the U.S. over the weekend and has been taking business meetings left and right. Everyone wants a piece of her. A source says that “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.”
Brett Ratner has also shown interest in the actress and wants to meet her, but he’s just one of the many directors who she’s entertained while visiting.
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.
Busy, busy, busy! Rapace has made quite the impression on Hollywood with The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo but if she wants longevity she’s going to have to be careful about the next project she chooses. As for the Oscar talk, we’re not sure if the Academy would be ballsy enough to disregard David Fincher’s remake by awarding the original a year prior to its release. Have they ever done that in the past? If so with what films?
Do you think Rapace gave an Oscar-worthy performance in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo? Which one of the films mentioned would you like to see her in?