Swedish actor Noomi Rapace (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Bright) will star in Angel of Mine, the new thriller from Strangerland director Kim Farrant.
A remake of the 2008 French film L’Empreinte de L’Ange, the new film’s script comes to us courtesy of Oscar nominee Luke Davies and David Regal, who have shifted the location to Melbourne. The film follows a mother who, still struggling to cope with the loss of her daughter several years earlier, becomes convinced that a stranger’s daughter is in fact her own. As her obsession grows, she becomes more and more entwined in this young girl’s life, causing her to lose touch with reality.
Director Kim Farrant said of the project, “What I love about this beautiful script (apart from the insanely brilliant Noomi) is that it’s about intuition. We all know what it’s like to know something deep in our bones and yet fall into the trap of doubting ourselves, and that questioning can drive us crazy.”
Farrant’s first feature, 2015’s Strangerland, starred Nicole Kidman and was nominated for the 2015 Sundance Grand Jury Prize.
“Kim Farrant is an exceptionally talented director who displayed her interest in exploring themes around motherhood and grief with her debut Strangerland,” said Sally Caplan, Head of Production at Screen Australia, who have invested in the project. “Angel of Mine is an incredible opportunity for her to establish herself internationally – directing a script by screenwriter of the moment Luke Davies, and top tier actor Noomi Rapace. This, in addition to the significant marketplace support from Fortitude and Becker, bodes well for the success of this film and the future of Kim’s career.”
Film Victoria CEO Caroline Pitcher said, “Melbourne is the perfect filming backdrop that will bring an urban resonance to this compelling thriller. We are delighted that Victorian director Kim Farrant will direct a strong, immensely talented and internationally renowned cast on a project that creates jobs for our highly capable crew and production services companies.”
Angel of Mine will commence shooting in April 2018, and will be distributed in Australia and New Zealand by the Becker Film Group.