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Sherlock Holmes 2 gets Girl with the Dragon Tattoo star Noomi Rapace

09.11.2010

Last month, Swedish sensation Noomi Rapace arrived in Hollywood to face more high-profile projects than she probably knew what to do with.

The star of the original film adaptations of Stieg Larsson's bestselling Millennium Trilogy books (THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, etc.) was immediately pursued for projects like MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 4 (or whatever it'll be titled), James McTeigue's THE RAVEN and the Dracula movie LAST VOYAGE OF THE DEMETER.

And while it does sound like might eventually join Jeremy Renner in HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS, she has reportedly agreed to the biggest project presented to her -- SHERLOCK HOLMES 2.

According to THR, she'll be making her English-language debut as the film's female lead (looks like Rachel McAdams is a memory), joining Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law as they battle Sherlock's nemesis Professor Moriarty. Rumor is that Rapace's character will be a French gypsy. Production on director Guy Ritchie's sequel starts later this year.

The prominent role of antisocial hacker Lisbeth Salander, which Rapace previous inhabited, has been taken over by actress Rooney Mara for director David Fincher's version of DRAGON TATTOO.

Extra Tidbit: Don't be surprised to see Rapace's name on the Best Actress list when the next Oscar nominees are announced. (THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO got a qualifying US release early this year.)
Source: THR

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8:00PM on 09/13/2010
She was good but I WOULD be surprised too see her nominated as Best Actress.. Maybe its because Im swedish and all the dialogue sounds lame..
She was good but I WOULD be surprised too see her nominated as Best Actress.. Maybe its because Im swedish and all the dialogue sounds lame..
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10:35AM on 09/12/2010
Anyone else worried about the "french" part? Playing in another language is already extremely hard, the fact that she have to change her accent for her first english part seems like a silly idea.

By the way, does anyone heard her speak english? How is it?
Anyone else worried about the "french" part? Playing in another language is already extremely hard, the fact that she have to change her accent for her first english part seems like a silly idea.

By the way, does anyone heard her speak english? How is it?
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3:58AM on 09/12/2010
Please let her shave her armpits on this one.
Please let her shave her armpits on this one.
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3:52AM on 09/13/2010
Huh, didn't realize so many people were pro armpit hair
Huh, didn't realize so many people were pro armpit hair
12:49AM on 09/12/2010

I predict her career will be like Marion Colltiards.

I didn't love "SH" like everyone else seemed to, I thought it was a little above average at best. This casting choice is great though. I have a feeling this gal will end a pretty big star just like Marion. I've only seen her in the 1st Dragon movie, but she owned that role & obviously has some serious acting chops. Doesn't hurt she's gorgeous too, even w/all the crap she had on in the film.
I didn't love "SH" like everyone else seemed to, I thought it was a little above average at best. This casting choice is great though. I have a feeling this gal will end a pretty big star just like Marion. I've only seen her in the 1st Dragon movie, but she owned that role & obviously has some serious acting chops. Doesn't hurt she's gorgeous too, even w/all the crap she had on in the film.
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8:14PM on 09/11/2010
It would be fantastic to see her get an Oscar Nom. I feel she should do something in the US that would show off her acting prowess. I don't think Sherlock Holmes 2 is it.
It would be fantastic to see her get an Oscar Nom. I feel she should do something in the US that would show off her acting prowess. I don't think Sherlock Holmes 2 is it.
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7:45PM on 09/11/2010
Bad. Ass.
Bad. Ass.
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3:40PM on 09/11/2010
Hugh Laurie for Moriarty
Hugh Laurie for Moriarty
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3:36PM on 09/11/2010

I dont know anything about this chick

but Mcadams was the weak link in an otherwise awesome movie. so sign me up
but Mcadams was the weak link in an otherwise awesome movie. so sign me up
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3:12PM on 09/11/2010

ok

Cool, but I'm not convinced yet. I only saw the dubbed version, so I have no idea what she sounds like.
Cool, but I'm not convinced yet. I only saw the dubbed version, so I have no idea what she sounds like.
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2:18PM on 09/11/2010
Good for her! I want to her land as many hollowood roles as possible before Fincher's Dragoon Tattoo movie comes out so her career doesn't get overshadowed. She is talented.
Good for her! I want to her land as many hollowood roles as possible before Fincher's Dragoon Tattoo movie comes out so her career doesn't get overshadowed. She is talented.
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1:04PM on 09/11/2010
I'm excited for Sherlock Homes 2. I really enjoyed the first one. Would love to see Gary Oldman or Hugh Laurie play Professor Moriarty.
I'm excited for Sherlock Homes 2. I really enjoyed the first one. Would love to see Gary Oldman or Hugh Laurie play Professor Moriarty.
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12:59PM on 09/11/2010

confused

best actress? really? i thought the movie was pretty good and all (a little too long) but i really dont think it should garner any award noms... am i in the minority on this?
best actress? really? i thought the movie was pretty good and all (a little too long) but i really dont think it should garner any award noms... am i in the minority on this?
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4:26PM on 09/11/2010
She was the best part. I think she's definitely award worthy, if not the movie itself.
She was the best part. I think she's definitely award worthy, if not the movie itself.
7:49PM on 09/11/2010
Given the quality (an predictability) of the performances that tend to get nominated I'd be excited to see her on the ballot, even though she wouldn't make my shortlist even now.
Given the quality (an predictability) of the performances that tend to get nominated I'd be excited to see her on the ballot, even though she wouldn't make my shortlist even now.
8:52PM on 09/11/2010
I agree, good mystery movie but predictable, rather average. And I don't think there was anything spectacular about her or her character.
I agree, good mystery movie but predictable, rather average. And I don't think there was anything spectacular about her or her character.
12:43PM on 09/11/2010

Called It

Out of all of the projects she was up for, I thought Sherlock Holmes 2 would be the best choice for her. This is good casting even though I wanted Rachel McAdams to return. Thought she did a great job in the original. Hopefully they casy either Hugh Laurie or Michael C. Hall for the villian.
Out of all of the projects she was up for, I thought Sherlock Holmes 2 would be the best choice for her. This is good casting even though I wanted Rachel McAdams to return. Thought she did a great job in the original. Hopefully they casy either Hugh Laurie or Michael C. Hall for the villian.
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