Noomi Rapace plays seven characters in the upcoming sci-fi thriller Seven Sisters, aka What Happened to Monday?
Set in a not-so-distant future, the film tells the story of seven identical sisters that live a hidden existence in a time when the government is enforcing a One-Child Policy. The sisters, each named after a day of the week, are each allowed one day of the week to go outside as their common identity. Everything changes when Monday fails to return home.
Directed by Dead Snow and Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters helmer Tommy Wirkola, this UK production looks like it could be a good bit of sci-fi fun, with Rapace showing off her acting chops as multiple characters. That being said, when it comes to sci-fi with one actor playing multiple sisters, Orphan Black is taking the cake so far. We’ll see.
Seven Sisters, also starring Glenn Close, Willem Dafoe, Robert Wagner and Christian Rubeck, will be released by Netflix later this year.
In a not so distant future, where overpopulation and famine have forced governments to undertake a drastic One-Child Policy, seven identical sisters (all of them portrayed by Noomi Rapace) live a hide-and-seek existence pursued by the Child Allocation Bureau. The Bureau, directed by the fierce Nicolette Cayman (Glenn Close), enforces a strict family-planning agenda that the sisters outwit by taking turns assuming the identity of one person: Karen Settman. Taught by their grandfather (Willem Dafoe) who raised and named them – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday – each can go outside once a week as their common identity, but are only free to be themselves in the prison of their own apartment. That is until, one day, Monday does not come home.