Prometheus‘ Noomi Rapace has boarded Valdimar Jóhannsson’s supernatural drama Lamb, which New Europe Film Sales is selling at Berlin’s European Film Market, reports Variety.
Lamb is the story of a childless couple, María (Rapace) and Ingvar, who are sheep farmers in Iceland. On Christmas Eve they find a newborn who is half human, half sheep. Longing for a child of their own they decide to keep the lamb-child and raise it as their own regardless of the consequences.
“A script like this is rare and I directly felt that I had to do it,” said Rapace. “I’ve never done anything like this before and I can’t wait to start filming and go back to my roots in Iceland.”
Lamb, which is set for a mid-2019 shoot and is expected to be completed in 2020, is produced by Hrönn Kristinsdóttir and Sara Nassim at Go to Sheep. The co-producers are Piodor Gustafsson and Erik Rydell at Black Spark, and Klaudia Śmieja-Rostworowska at Madants/NEM Corp.