Berlin: Noomi Rapace to Star in Australian Thriller 'Angel of Mine'

Noomi Rapace

The script was penned by Oscar-nominated 'Lion' scribe Luke Davies.

Noomi Rapace has signed on to star in the upcoming Australian psychological thriller Angel of Mine, which has received production funding from local agencies Screen Australia and Film Victoria.

Adapted by Oscar-nominated screenwriter Luke Davies (Lion) and David Regal from the 2008 French film L’Empreinte de L’Ange, the pic will be presented to international buyers at this month’s Berlin International Film Festival.

Angel of Mine will be Australian director Kim Farrant’s sophomore feature. She previously made Strangerland, starring Nicole Kidman and Joseph Fiennes, which was nominated for the 2015 Sundance Grand Jury Prize.

Now set in Melbourne, the film follows a mother (Rapace) who, struggling to cope with the loss of her daughter several years earlier, becomes convinced that a stranger’s daughter is, in fact, her own. As her obsession grows, she becomes more and more entwined in the young girl’s life, causing her to lose touch with reality.

Produced by Brian and Josh Etting of Garlin Pictures alongside Su Armstrong (Red Dog) of SixtyFourSixty, Angel of Mine is being executive produced by Nadine de Barros and Robert Ogden Barnum of Fortitude International and Davies.

Fortitude is handling international sales.

Said Farrant of the project, “What I love about this beautiful script (apart from the insanely brilliant Noomi) is that it’s about intuition. We all know what it’s like to know something deep in our bones and yet fall into the trap of doubting ourselves, and that questioning can drive us crazy.”

On the back of his Academy Award nomination for best adapted screenplay for 2016's Lion, Davies has been much in demand. His upcoming credits include Amazon’s Beautiful Boy with Steve Carrell and the recently announced miniseries adaptation of Joseph Heller’s Catch 22 for Hulu with George Clooney attached to direct and star.

Angel of Mine is set to begin shooting in April in Melbourne and will be distributed in Australia and New Zealand by the Becker Film Group.