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Noomi Rapace Asks Whatever Happened To Monday?
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29 October 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Rummage through your memory for a second and cast your mind back to December 2011, when it appeared that Headhunters director Morten Tyldum would be making his English-language debut with acclaimed dystopian script Whatever Happened To Monday? That never quite worked out, and Tyldum moved on to other things. The project, however, has now re-emerged with Tommy Wirkola directing and Noomi Rapace starring.

Max Botkin’s script is set in in an overpopulated world where the government has begun to enforce a harsh crackdown on family size. With the rules dictating just one child per couple, a brood of septuplet sisters must go on the run when one of them goes missing. They’ll have to overcome their own differences and the authorities to work out what happened.

“Although the role was originally written for a male, I was struck by the complexities of having an actor portray seven characters and immediately knew Noomi was the ideal actor – male or female – to bring them to life,” Wirkola says in a statement tracked down by The Hollywood Reporter. It all sounds faintly Orphan Black to us, but time will tell.

Rapace has a few films coming up, including Child 44 and Animal Rescue, both of which see her co-starring with Tom Hardy. She’s also attached to the Prometheus sequel, which Ridley Scott has just told us is written, but doesn’t yet have a solid shooting date.


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