Noomi Rapace to star in Swedish boxing film for Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke
Posted by: Brad Sturdivant
Catherine Hardwicke (TWILIGHT, RED RIDING HOOD) is set to take on a different, non-goth theme with her next film. The director will tackle the Swedish boxing legend Bo “Bosse” Högberg, who famously won the title in 1966, only to lose it a few weeks later. The guy is a legend in Sweden, coming from blue-collar roots and even fighting a bout with a broken jaw. Another Swedish legend (kind of), Noomi Rapace, is set to star as the boxer’s wife, Anita Lindblom. Lindblom was a singer at the time and is credited for helping Högberg overcome his penchant for alcohol. Interesting enough, Rapace’s ex-husband, Ola Rapace, will play Bo. Supposedly, Ola has been training for almost four years to prepare for the role.
This news has me completely torn. On one hand, I’m a huge fan of Noomi Rapace and I’m excited to see her take on a challenging role like this. I’m even interested in the subject matter. But on the other hand, Hardwicke has turned me off with her goth-y, poorly made films of late and I have little to no confidence she can handle the subject matter. But who knows, maybe she’ll surprise me. Filming is set to begin this fall.