Prometheus actor Noomi Rapace has been cast in director Kim Farrant’s psychological thriller Angel of Mine.
Adapted by Lion screenwriter Luke Davies and David Regal from the 2008 French film L’Empreinte de L’Ange, the film has secured major production investment from Screen Australia in association with Film Victoria.
Now set in Melbourne, Angel of Mine follows a mother who, still struggling to cope with the loss of her daughter several years earlier, becomes convinced that a stranger’s daughter is in fact her own. As her obsession grows, she becomes more and more entwined in this young girl’s life, causing her to lose touch with reality.
Produced by Brian Etting and Josh Etting of Garlin Pictures alongside Su Armstrong (Red Dog) of SixtyFourSixty, Angel of Mine will be executive produced by Nadine de Barros and Robert Ogden Barnum of Fortitude International and Luke Davies.
“What I love about this beautiful script (apart from the insanely brilliant Noomi) is that it’s about intuition,” says Farrant. “We all know what it’s like to know something deep in our bones and yet fall into the trap of doubting ourselves, and that questioning can drive us crazy.”
Angel of Mine will be Farrant’s second feature film following her 2015 feature Strangerland starring Nicole Kidman.
The feature is scheduled to commence shooting in Melbourne in April 2018, and will be distributed in Australia and New Zealand by the Becker Film Group.