Noomi Rapace is not an actress to shy away from physically challenging roles. Her breakout came seven years ago upon headlining the Swedish adaptation of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, and it didn’t take long for Rapace’s scene-stealing performance as the reclusive, fiery Lisbeth Salander to place Hollywood studios on red alert. Fast forward only a few years and the Swede was out of the frying pan and into the freezer for Prometheus, and it’s fair to say that Ridley Scott’s sci-fi prequel put Rapace through the wringer. That gruesome surgery scene, anyone?
With Rupture, Noomi Rapace’s latest creative venture, the actress confronts a living nightmare, locked up by Peter Stormare and Michael Chiklis’ menacing captors as they go about conducting vile experiments in the name of science. At least, that’s what today’s reveal trailer would have you believe.
Hailing from Empire, the snippet places Rapace in the shoes of Renee, a young mother who has “her life thrown into chaos when she is randomly abducted, drugged and taken to a secret lab facility. As her captors traumatically experiment on her, Renee must discover why she was chosen and fight to escape her prison.” Steven Shainberg is the director behind the lens, who enjoyed success with the Maggie Gyllenhaal-fronted Secretary.
It may be arriving directly out of left-field, but there’s plenty of reasons to take interest in Rupture. 1) Noomi Rapace, naturally. 2) Peter Stormare playing a gleeful villain not unlike his turn in Until Dawn. 3) Well, Noomi Rapace.
Look for Shainberg’s thriller to open via select theaters and on demand services on November 4.