Noomi Rapace (‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows’, ‘Prometheus‘) is returning into the realm of science fiction in her latest role, or should I say roles? The actress is set to star as seven different characters in the upcoming science fiction piece ‘What Happened to Monday?’
How exactly is that supposed to work? Well, Rapace will be playing a group of septuplet sisters. In the film by Max Botkin, Rapace’s characters live in a future where overpopulation has reached dangerous levels. It’s a world where resources have become scarce and a “one-child only” policy was created so that these sisters are all living outside of the law. Each of the sisters must lead their own seperate lives while remaining hidden from the government. Things take a turn for the worst when one of the sisters goes missing and the other six need to come together to find her, even though they are risking their very lives to do so!
Interesting concept that’ll be touching on a variety of issues: overpopulation, family, friendship. What’s more interesting, however, is that once Tommy Wirkola (‘Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters”) was put in charge of directing the film, he pretty much demanded a re-write from a male lead to a female lead:
“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.”
So while a production and release date have yet to be announced, the casting for the lead is done so we should be hearing more about this one soon. It’s got an interesting concept for a different kind of messed up future that doesn’t fall into post apocalyptic and probably not dystopian either. Are you interested in seeing more on the film? Is this science fiction thriller not your cup of tea? Let us know!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter