Noomi Rapace offered female lead in Animal Rescue opposite Tom Hardy

Noomi Rapace (Prometheus) has been offered the female lead in Animal Rescue, an adaptation scripted by Shutter Island and Gone Baby Gone author Dennis Lehane from his own short story, published in the crime anthology Boston Noir. Rapace could be joining Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises) in the film, as he is in final talks with Fox Searchlight.

Animal Rescue, which will be directed by Michael R. Roskam (Bullhead), focuses on a man who gets mixed up in a heist and a killing resulting from a lost and contested pit bull. The movie has relocated the action from Boston to New York and is due to start shooting there in March

This will be Hardy’s next project as Mad Max: Fury Road, which he stars in alongside Charlize Theron and Nicholas Hoult, has just wrapped. He also has a Splinter Cell movie on the horizon. Rapace can next be seen in Brian De Palma’s Passion with Rachel McAdams, and Dead Man Down alongside Colin Farrell and Dominic Cooper.