Tattoo's Noomi Rapace Nabs Lead Role in Sherlock Holmes 2
by Alex Billington
September 11, 2010
Ever since the Swedish Millennium Trilogy, which starts up with The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, started making its way to the US earlier this year, actress Noomi Rapace has been a increasingly hot commodity in Hollywood. Rapace starred as Lisbeth in the trilogy of films but hasn't been in much else; Rooney Mara is playing the same character in David Fincher's US remake. Although she's being considered for many major roles in lots of Hollywood projects, Heat Vision reports that the Swedish actress has nabbed the lead female role in Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes 2 sequel to the period piece action blockbuster from late last year.
Rapace's role in the sequel isn't revealed, or as THR says, it's "shrouded in mystery." Though they think she might be playing a French Gypsy. I'm guessing this means Rachel McAdams as Irene Adler won't be back? Robert Downey Jr. will return as Holmes, Jude Law will return as Dr. Watson, and word is the villain will be the popular character known as Professor Moriarty. Additionally, Holmes' brother Mycroft will make an appearance. Warner Bros is hoping to start production later this year as they'd like to have Sherlock Holmes 2 ready for release in exactly two years from the original in December 2011. Rapace is talented, but will this help sell the movie? Does anyone outside of the industry actually know who she is? What do you think?