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Swedish actress Noomi Rapace has been named as star of a film biography of Maria Callas to be directed by Niki Caro, reports Variety.

Rapace is best known for playing the title role in the original Swedish film of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. La Cieca warns, though, that perhaps you shouldn’t start queueing for tickets quite yet: this project was previously announced (with Eva Green as the mythic diva) as long ago as 2010.

  • WindyCityOperaman

    Likewise, the planned film of Gage’s book “Greek Fire” with Eva Mendes as Callas went nowhere, and what’s happened to Streep’s film of Master Class? Filmed bios of La Divina are usually all talk and no action. Even Celene Dion wanted to star in a biopic!

    • Ilka Saro

      well, gee, now that you mention it, imdb shows no listing under the title, under Meryl Streep OR under Terrence McNally. The autofill in the imdb search bar offered me “Master Cleanse” btw. Deep.

  • antikitschychick

    saw a post about this on Facebook earlier today. Noomi Rapace is an intriguing choice . She’s a great actress imho, though I can’t really imagine her as the fiery Callas; Eva Green would have made more sense imho and its a shame that fell through. I did love Noomi in GWADT, Prometheus and Passion, opposite Rachel McAdams though. Passion had some great acting, esp from her and an interesting film noir edge; it wasn’t as good as Love Crime but still a pretty good film. I don’t really love the premise of this Callas ‘biography’, though it’ll be interesting to see Noomi’s portrayal if this indeed comes to fruition.

  • vincitor

    The Director of the proposed film of Master Class with Meryl Streep, Mike Nichols, died!