Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight) is set to direct a long-in-the-works biopic of the romance between Swedish singer Anita Lindblom and boxer Bosse Högberg. Screen Daily (via Thompson on Hollywood) reports that Noomi Rapace (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and her ex-husband Ola are set to star in the film. Ola has apparently been training as a boxer for four years to prepare for the role. Peter Birro wrote the script, which Hardwicke says attracted to her to the project:
”I immediately fell in love with the script – it throws us back into Swedish celebrity culture of the 1960s, where the name is more important than the person.”
Following her turn in the Swedish film adaptations of Steig Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy, Rapace nabbed roles in Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and Ridley Scott’s Prometheus. Filming on the untitled Lindblom/ Högberg drama is set to commence this fall.