Noomi Rapace prepares to film in the UK
Prometheus star Noomi Rapace is readying to film a new feature in the UK later this summer.
Close sees Rapace play a counter-terrorism expert assigned to protect a teenage heiress. What should be a relatively straightforward ‘babysitting’ job becomes a life and death chase as the pair go on the run following a violent kidnap attempt.
Vicky Jewson, who directs from a screenplay she co-wrote with Rupert Whitaker, told Variety she was inspired by the life story of Jacquieline Davis, one of the leading female bodyguards in the world.
“I am driven by telling the stories of strong, real female protagonists, and built the script after meeting Jacquie. She has had a fascinating career in a male-dominated profession and shared so many experiences with me. With her on board as a consultant, the action will be as realistic as possible.”
The film will shoot in the UK and Morocco. Whitaker produces alongside Jason Newmark.
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