Noomi Rapace has signed on to star in Black Crab, a Scandinavian action-thriller for Netflix set in a post-apocalyptic world. Having spent the last decade starring in films and TV shows abroad, this will mark Rapace’s return to her native Sweden, where she originally broke out as a star in the original adaptation of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.
Black Crab unfolds during an endless winter, where six soldiers are sent on a dangerous mission to transport a package that could finally end the ongoing war. Equipped with ice skates, unaware of what they’re carrying, or who they can trust, the gruelling mission forces them to ask what they’re willing to sacrifice for their own survival.
Nordic banner Indio is producing the film for Netflix. Adam Berg will make his directorial debut on the film. His 2009 advertisement Carousel for Dutch corporation Philips won the Film Grand Prix at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival, the most prestigious award in the advertising industry.
“I’m very excited to come back to Sweden and do Black Crab. My first Swedish film in…years”, Rapace said in a statement. “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?”
David Kosse, vice president of international original film at Netflix, added: “This project combines so many great attributes: a compelling story, a strong creative team and of course an incredibly talented lead actress. 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”.
Rapace has clearly always been interested in thrillers, as her career is littered with them, including Prometheus, The Drop, Dead Man Down, Child 44, Unlocked, and What Happened to Monday – which was also a Netflix collaboration.
Clearly she’s comfy residing there, and it will be interesting to see her approach the genre from a Swedish perspective.
There’s currently no word on when Black Crab will begin filming, but it’s expected to hit Netflix sometime in 2022.