Swedish actress Noomi Rapace (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”) will star with her ex-husband in an English-language biopic about the colourful Swedish boxer Boss Hogberg reports The Los Angeles Times.
The actress plays real-life cabaret singer Anita Lindblom, who was married to the prizefighter. Funnily enough Hogberg will be played by Ola Rapace, her former husband to whom she was married for seven years but remain on good terms despite the divorce.
Hogberg captured the light-middleweight title, once fought fourteen rounds with a broken jaw, romanced starlets, abused alcohol and ran into frequent legal troubles.
Shooting could kick off as early as this summer in Sweden and France. Rapace is currently filming the “Sherlock Holmes” sequel.