Willem Dafoe Joins Glenn Close, Noomi Rapace in 'What Happened to Monday'

The Oscar-nominee boards SND's sci-fi thriller as it starts principal photograhy in Romania.

Willem Dafoe is set to find out What Happened to Monday alongside Glenn Close and Noomi Rapace. The sci-fi thriller is directed by Hansel & Gretel: Witch HuntersTommy Wirkola.

The sci-fi thriller takes place in a not-so-distant future ravaged by overpopulation and famine and in which a one-child policy is in global effect. Seven sisters, each named after a day of the week, take on one identity to outwit Glenn Close’s enforcer.

The film started principal photography this week at Romania's Castel Film Studios.

Additional cast includes Dutch rising star Marwan Kenzari (Autobahn), Christian Rubeck (Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters) and Norwegian actor Pal Sverre Hagen (Kon-Tiki).

The script was penned by Kerry Williamson (Alex Cross) and Max Botkin (Robosapien: Rebooted). Apollo 18 director of photography Jose David Montero is on board.

Raffaella Productions’ Raffaella De Laurentiis and Vendôme Pictures’ Philippe Rousselet and Fabrice Gianfermi (Source Code, Bastille Day) are producing. Vendôme Pictures’ Guy Stodel and SND’s Thierry Desmichelle are executive producing.

Dafoe was represented by CAA, which is also handling domestic distribution. France’s SND is fully financing and handling international sales, which were launched in Cannes.