Black Crab: Noomi Rapace to Star in Netflix’s New Thriller Film
BAFTA nominated-actress Noomi Rapace has signed on for the leading role in Netflix‘s forthcoming film adaptation of Black Crab, based on Swedish writer Jerker Virdborg’s thriller novel of the same name. This project marks the fourth collaboration between Rapace and the streamer, who have previously worked together on 2017’s action fantasy film Bright, and sci-fi film What Happened to Monday as well as 2019’s action-thriller Close.
“I’m very excited to come back to Sweden and do Black Crab,” Rapace said in a statement (via Deadline). “My first Swedish film in years. Can’t wait to get suited up and go on this journey – explore human shadows and slide through broken dreams and a world on edge. Survival to what price?”
Set in a post-apocalyptic world during an endless winter, Black Crab follows six soldiers who are sent on a dangerous mission across the frozen sea to transport a package that could finally end the war. The film will be the feature-length directorial debut of Adam Berg with Malin Idevall and Mattias Montero set as producers. Production is expected to begin next year in Sweden.
“This project combines so many great attributes: a compelling story, a strong creative team and of course an incredibly talented lead actress,” Netflix’s Vice President International Original Film, David Kosse said. “We are looking forward to a great collaboration with Adam and the team at Indio and are confident that our members in Sweden and the rest of the world will enjoy this movie.”
Montero added, “As a Swede, you grow up knowing you live in a country of peace and equality, all in all life’s good and safe here. But lately, we have all learned how fragile our societies are due to pandemics, civil wars, global warming and economic chaos. How would it be to wake up one day in a totally destroyed and war-torn Sweden? Producing Black Crab is about flipping the coin and from a Scandinavian perspective show what happens to humanity when chaos arrives. It’s a big production and a great challenge and thanks to Netflix we can tell this Swedish story to a global audience.”
The film also marks Rapace’s first major Swedish film after 11 years since her breakout performance as Lisbeth Salander in 2009’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy which was based on Stieg Larsson’s novel series of the same name. Rapace’s other notable film credits include Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Prometheus, Child 44, and The Secrets We Keep.
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