After riding motorcycles, hunting serial killers, and being a general badass in the Swedish version of "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo," Noomi Rapace is becoming one in-demand lady in Hollywood.
She's already been selected to joust alongside Robert Downey Jr. in "Sherlock Holmes 2," but her next role could see her with another cunning 19th century literary figure… DRACULA!
Yes, kids, there were vampires before Edward Cullen, and the granddaddy of them all was Count Dracula.
In Bram Stoker's original 1897 novel, the Count traveled from Transylvania to England on a sporty Russian ship called the Demeter. When the ship reached the English docks, all aboard were missing except for the Captain who was tied to the ship's helm, and a ship's log depicting the mysterious vampire-related events leading up to their demise.
Now Oscar-winning director Stefan Ruzowitzky of "The Counterfeiters" is making a film based on this incident from the book titled "The Last Voyage of the Demeter." Several other directors, including "Texas Chainsaw"-remaker Marcus Nispel and effects master Patrick Tatopoulos, were originally attached to helm.
Rapace would be playing a stowaway onboard the ill-fated ship, and Ben Kingsley will also play an unspecified role (casting note: Kingsley would be an awwww-sum vampire).
The lovely Rapace was also recently in discussions to play the female lead for Ridley Scott's untitled "Alien" prequel, and is supposedly the #2 choice after Natalie Portman to play a female Colonial Marine general. Whether her voyage on the "Demeter" will keep her from having her face hugged by pesky Xenomorphs is anybody's guess.