Noomi Rapace to Star in Claustrophobic Thriller ‘O2’ From Producer Alexandre Aja

Film to be directed by Franck Khalfoun appeared on the 2016 Black List of best unproduced screenplays

Noomi Rapace
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“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” actress Noomi Rapace is set to star in the thriller “O2” from producer Alexandra Aja about a woman trapped alone in a pod with only 90 minutes of oxygen, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

Franck Khalfoun is directing the film from a script by Christie LeBlanc that appeared on the 2016 Black List.

Rapace will play a woman who wakes up from a cryogenic slumber trapped in a medical pod all alone and with no memory of who or where she is. But she discovers she only has 90 minutes of oxygen left in the pod and must discover how to escape and how she ended up in the pod before she suffocates.

CAA Media Finance is handling domestic sales for “O2” and will present the movie to buyers at the European Film Market. Wild Bunch International is handling international rights.

Wild Bunch is also producing “O2” alongside 42 and Echo Lake Entertainment. Aja will produce and supervise the film’s artistic direction. Adam Riback and James Engle are also producing for Echo Lake.

On the film side, Rapace last starred in the thriller “Angel of Mine” and will next be seen in “The Secrets We Keep,” which is currently in post-production. But she also starred as a series regular in the Amazon series “Jack Ryan.”

Rapace is represented by Stella Hernström and CAA, LeBlanc is represented by Echo Lake. Aja is represented by WME and Industry.

Deadline was first to report the news of Rapace’s casting.