'Dragon Tattoo' star Noomi Rapace cast in 'Sherlock Holmes 2'

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Swedish star of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has landed her first English-speaking role. She nabbed the female lead in Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes 2, alongside Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law. Details of her character remain a secret, though the rumor is she’ll be playing a French Gypsy. The Warner Bros. production is slated to begin later this year.


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  • Ugly Jenny

    I’ve been wondering when she was going to be in another movie. Loved her in Dragon Tattoo, I’m sure she’ll be amazing in SH2!

    • HC

      agreed! i can’t wait to see this!

    • Kat

      Agree. Noomi will be amazing in whatever she does. She rocked the Dragon Tattoo series. Simply awesome. I wish her luck in all she does. Robert Downey and Guy Ritchie were smart to grab her!

    • Betty

      A French gypsy?! Talk about ironic…

  • Ceballos

    Can’t we give a role to a good American girl instead of Noomi Rape-ass or whatever?

    • fidel

      The first idiot of this board has arrived. Spare us your thoughts next time, Ceballos.

      • Ceballos


      • Silent Rage

        There’s always a new idiot everyday, lookin’ at you fidel….DON’T FEED THE TROLLS

    • Jose

      Ceballos, the film is not set in America, so shut it.

    • fidel

      @Silent Rage-look at yourself while you’re at it.

    • Ugh

      I don’t know who’s dumber, the idiot that continues to post under Ceballos’s name despite the fact that he quit using it, or those who let his idiotic troll behavior get under their skin.
      Fake Ceballos is a bored douche. Ignore him.

      • @ Ugh

        I’m gonna go with the idiot who keeps posting under his name despite the fact that he quit using it. (I wouldn’t expect everybody else to know that it’s really a bored douche.)

    • ceballos’ brother

      ceballos is just a little mad, Glee isnt on yet

    • A-K87

      This Ceballos character probably thinks Guy Ritchie is a good old American Director.

    • Janey

      What’s lulzy about this comment is that Robert Downey Jr. is American, playing a Brit and the last female lead was a Canadian playing a Brit. It’s called acting.

  • llevinso

    Awesome! Rapace is a great actress and I’ve been eagerly anticipating her first English-language film. Can’t wait!

    • Voodoo

      And you base the fact that she’s a great actress on what, one character she played. I wish her all the luck though, cause the first movie sucked balls.

      • llevinso

        She has been in several Swedish-language films and yes, she is a great actress in her native tongue. We will see her abilities translate into English-language films. I’m hoping they do. And yes, she was phenomenal in the two “The Girl…” (haven’t seen the third yet) movies.

      • llevinso

        EDIT: We will see *IF* her abilities translate…

    • Voodoo

      Well, if you’ve seen her other work and think she’s great then I take back my words. Still think the first SH movie sucked though.

  • Elena

    No Rachel MacAdams???

    • MCS

      Rachel is still in the film, so this article has reported wrong, Rapace isnt the female lead, she just had a role. What I’m most excited about is the rumors Daniel Day-Lewis will play Moriarty.

      • Kylie

        [relief] thank god, I was hoping my girl Rachel hadn’t been replaced by the falvour-of-the-month. I haven’t seen Noomi in anything so I can’t judge her but I flove Rachel.

      • ani

        well, why can’t there be 2 female leads? there are, after all, 2 main male characters.

  • Ceballos

    And no cleavage. Noomi Rape-ace is about as busty as a 12 year old boy.

    • Jamaaliver

      Please stop talking. :(

      • escargot

        Someome’s been hijacking Ceballos’ name recently, so just ignore the posts.

      • ani

        that’s too bad. i’ve come to enjoy ceballos’ comments..until now of course.

    • meme

      Hi Welcome

  • Ripley

    Okay – now I have a reason to see the sequel!

  • msw

    Too bad Noomi isnt the lead. I normally like Rachel MacAdams but just didnt buy her as the female lead in the first movie and felt no chemistry between her and Downey. Downey and Law had much better chemistry with one another, in my opinion :) When I saw Noomi’s name was hoping she was the new lead. Oh well!

    • tipsy

      Rachel is too adorable for the femme fatale role that requires Zeta-Jones type. She was horribly miscast in SH and I agree that she and RDJ have zero chemistry but, then, who could beat RDJ&Jude Law one? That was hot!

    • llevinso

      I agree about the chemistry problem between her and RDJ. I liked the first movie aside from this. I like Rachel McAdams but it just didn’t work.

    • ggg

      I totally disagree. Their relationship was playful and complicated and I think their chemistry was great!

    • Erin

      Agree. Love Rachel but wasn’t a fan of her stint in Sherlock Holmes.

  • Jess

    What the hell is a Noomi?

    • Kim Girard


  • Chris Collier

    I loved the first movie so much! MacAdams and Downey had such good chemistry! Im excited to see Noomi in it just as long as Rachel MacAdams stays the lead actress

  • Crystal

    Well, please god let it not be a romantic lead, there’s only so much total screwing up of Holmes I can deal with. Irene was already pushing it the last movie.

    Holmes Watson & Moriarty, please. And yes, I’m also hoping the DDl rumor is true because that would be frakking amazing.

  • Gillette Castle

    Interesting. Daniel Day-Lewis will be in it as well.

  • Leithen

    This is good news. Now I’m curious as to who’ll be playing Mycroft. Who makes sense as Sherlock’s lazier, smarter brother?

    • Brett


      • ani

        yah, lazier as in “more lazy”. lazy, lazier, laziest…i’m confused as to your confusion

      • Leithen

        Mycroft is described as having very little drive, yes. He’s also could be considered a spymaster, as well. Just how lazy he’s depicted varies on the story.

    • Gillette Castle

      Mycroft is older and burlier as well, my dear Leithen! I will have to think further on the possible choices to play the part. Good evening.

    • Randie

      Michael Cain? (or maybe he’s too old)…

      • Jude

        How about Mel Gibson? Maybe something to channel all that rage. It’s time for RDJr to return the favor and ressurect Mel’s career.

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  • Nic

    Can’t wait to see this … we loved the first one!

  • emma

    I hope they give the movie a different title than SH2. Sequels don’t have to be numbered, it just sounds silly.

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