Noomi Rapace ("Prometheus," "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo") has closed a deal to play the female lead opposite Tom Hardy in Michael Roskam's drama "Animal Rescue" at Fox Searchlight and Chernin Entertainment.
Hardy plays a man reformed criminal who gets mixed up in a bad heist and a death resulting from a lost and contested pit bull.
Rapace plays Nadia, a woman with a massive neck scar who crosses paths with Hardy when he finds a wounded puppy outside her home.
Dennis Lehane adapted the script his own short story which appeared in the anthology "Boston Noir."
Mike Larocca is producing. Shooting kicks off this spring in New York.