Female-Centric Bodyguard Thriller, CLOSE, Recruits Noomi Rapace


Actress Noomi Rapace continues to bolster in the action genre a bit in the wake of her latest appearance in Unlocked and the forthcoming releases of heist thriller, Stockholm, and fantasy actioner, Bright. Her new addition to the movie, Close, will be front and center for buyers at Cannes courtesy of WestEnd per its recent acquisition though their female audience-geared WeLove banner.

Rapace will star in a role based on the life of the world's foremost leading female bodyguard from a script by producer Rupert Whitaker and Born Of War helmer Vicky Jewson who will direct. She plays Sam, a counter-terrorism expert newly assigned to protect Zoe, a rich teenage heiress, only to find themselves on the run and fighting to survive following a violent kidnapping attempt.

Janette Day (Vanity Fair, Ghost World), Braden Aftergood (Hell or High Water, Lone Survivor, Battleship), Sarah Radclyffe (Les Misérables, The Edge Of Love), and producers’ representative Dennis Davidson will executive produce Close which rolls cameras in June. (THR)

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