Noomi Rapace to Play Seven Sisters in Black List-Approved ‘What Happened to Monday?’

Tommy Wirkola is directing the movie, which Raffaella De Laurentiis is producing with Vendome Pictures

Noomi Rapace has signed on to star in Tommy Wirkola’s “What Happened to Monday?”

Max Botkin wrote the script, which was voted to the 2010 Black List.

Rapace will play seven sisters who struggle to stay hidden in an overpopulated world where a one-child policy outlaws siblings.

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The lead role was initially written for a male actor, though the character’s gender was switched after Wirkola met with Rapace.

“Although the role was originally written for a male, I was struck by the complexities of having an actor portray seven characters and immediately knew Noomi was the ideal actor — male or female — to bring them to life,” said Wirkola (“Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters”).

Raffaella De Laurentiis is producing through Raffaella Productions along with Vendome’s Philippe Rousselet. Vendome is also financing the film.

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Rapace next stars alongside Tom Hardy in “Child 44” and “Animal Rescue.” She’s repped by CAA and Magnolia Entertainment.