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Netflix announced today that Noomi Rapace will star in Black Crab, her first Scandinavian film in a decade.

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Noomi Rapace — Photo © 2017 Sandra Myhrberg, courtesy of Netflix

After working abroad for the last ten years, BAFTA Film Awards nominee and multi-award winner Noomi Rapace (Prometheus, Sherlock Holmes, What Happened to Monday) is returning to her native Sweden to play the lead role in Black Crab.

Set during an endless winter in a post-apocalyptic world torn apart by climate change and war, the Scandinavian action thriller follows six soldiers, who are sent on a dangerous mission across the frozen sea to transport a package that could finally end the war. Equipped with ice skates, but unaware of what they’re carrying or who they can trust, they will find their beliefs challenged during the mission, and be forced to ask themselves what are they willing to sacrifice for their own survival.

Said Noomi Rapace:

“I’m very excited to come back to Sweden and do Black Crab. My first Swedish film in… years. 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?”

Göteborg Film Festival award winner Adam Berg (In, Tales from the Loop) will direct Black Crab from his own script, adapted from Jerker Virdborg‘s novel of the same name. It will be Berg’s first full-length feature as director and writer.

A production of Indio, Black Crab is produced by Malin Idevall (Queen of Hearts) with Indio’s founder, Mattias Montero (Tales from the Loop), who shared this:

“As a Swede you grow up knowing you live in a country of peace and equality, all in all life’s good and safe here. But lately we have all learned how fragile our societies are due to pandemics, civil wars, global warming and economic chaos. How would it be to wake up one day in a totally destroyed and war torn Sweden? Producing Black Crab is about flipping the coin and from a Scandinavian perspective show what happens to humanity when chaos arrives…”

Netflix will release Black Crab globally in 2022 (date tba). Stay tuned for updates.

(In the meantime, watch Noomi Rapace in the films that made her a household name with international cinema fans: the excellent “Dragon Tattoo Trilogy.” I highly recommend the extended editions of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, as they contain between 30-60 minutes more content than the edited versions.)


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Black Crab: Noomi Rapace to Star in Scandinavian Feature Film for Netflix
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