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?
Reader Feedback - 14 Comments
Glad to see her getting a big role like this! it'll be fun to see her along side of Downey Jr. and Law. I'm sure Adler will be in Sherlock 2, Downey and McAdams had some good chemistry, I want her character back for the sequel.
Xerxex on Sep 11, 2010
Glad she is going to be in Sherlock 2, but I think she would also be awesome in Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity too.
4k4k on Sep 11, 2010
She keeps putting in great work, and people will know who she is soon enough.
immature on Sep 11, 2010
I disagree with Xerxex, I would have to say that Rachel McAdams' character was an unnecessary anomaly in SH. She filled the storyline gaps that would have otherwise been too far stretched for Holmes or Watson to fill. I don't mind her work, aside from the fact that she hasn't appeared in a [b]good[/b] film since The Notebook, I felt that she was replaceable. That being said, I grow increasingly tired of Downey senseless ramblings in his films. From SH to IM2, I refuse to see a film twice in theatres solely on the basis that I can't understand the nonsense that is dribbling from his mouth. For God's Sake, enunciate!
Deved on Sep 11, 2010
Deved...Downey Jr. is very easy to understand. Downey has a one of a kind voice! In regards to Adams, she was great in "State of Play" she gave a very believeable performance as an up and coming news blogger.
Xerxex on Sep 11, 2010
Personally I don't like it when they replace actors or actresses for characters in sequels. They opened story lines with Rachel McAdams that I'd like to see to the end. Also, I have not seen any of the movies that noomi rapace has been in.
John I.G> on Sep 11, 2010
I agree with Xerxex, putting off McAdams would be a mistake in SH2.
Dex on Sep 11, 2010
I adore McAdams my fingers are crossed that she'll return for the next film.
CLAW on Sep 11, 2010
i adore Rapace my fingers are crossed that she'll get a rape scene in the next film
Jeff Spicoli on Sep 12, 2010
Well it would be nice to have at least one female in the movie considering we are 51% of the population. Is it a gay movie like The Expendables? All these men!?
p liu on Sep 12, 2010
I love Noomi Rapace. I m so exited to see her in this movie. I can totally see her together with all these guys. Noomi and Johnny Depp would be a dream team thou!
Minnie on Sep 12, 2010
Xerxex, it isn't his voice I'm hashing on. It's the way he delivers his lines.
Deved on Sep 12, 2010
Deved, oh...I guess it just depends on who's listening, I can see how some could be confused by his lines in Sherlock Holmes.
Xerxex on Sep 12, 2010
Noomi Rapace has an extraordinary fame in all Europe. She is a must for the film
Waheqiyou on Jan 14, 2011
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