Noomi Rapace will star as Mossad’s most well-known feminine agent in “Sylvia,” an motion film from Vicky Jewson, who developed the venture with WestEnd Movies beneath the corporate’s female-skewed WeLove banner. London-based WestEnd will deal with gross sales and might be speaking to patrons at Cannes.
The venture reunites “The Woman With the Dragon Tattoo” star Rapace, Jewson and WestEnd after their profitable collaboration on motion image “Shut.” Netflix took world rights to that image and launched it in January.
In “Sylvia,” Rapace will play Sylvia Rafael, a South African-born agent who rose to prominence in Israeli intelligence company Mossad. She was famous for her intelligence work in finding Ali Hassan Salameh, the chief of Palestine’s Black September group and the determine behind the homicide of 11 Israeli athletes on the 1972 Munich Olympics. However the mission led to her involvement within the notorious Lillehammer affair, by which an harmless Moroccan waiter was mistakenly recognized as Salameh and killed by Rafael’s workforce. Rafael was tried in Norway and imprisoned. She died in South Africa in 2005.
The “Sylvia” script is being penned by Jewson alongside her “Shut” writing companion, Rupert Whitaker. It’s impressed by the guide “Sylvia Rafael: The Life and Demise of a Mossad Spy,” which was written by Ram Oren and Moti Kfir, a former Mossad agent who skilled Rafael.
“What’s so engaging about this venture is the chance to inform the true story of a rare girl, who sacrificed an enormous a part of her life for a rustic that was not initially her personal,” Jewson mentioned. “I’m eager to discover the distinctive character of somebody who put their life in danger every day and lived beneath a everlasting twin identification, looking past the customarily glamorously perceived title of ‘spy’ to the gritty actuality of this life and what drove her.”
Talking about her blossoming partnership with Rapace, she added that “’Sylvia’ is strictly the kind of character-driven story we need to deliver to the display screen.”
Sharon Harel, Eitan Evan and Whitaker are producing the film alongside Rapace, Jewson and Moshe Edery.