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Noomi Rapace Lands Lead Role in 'Sherlock Holmes 2'

September 13, 2010 (7:02 am) GMT
The Swedish star of 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' reportedly will play a French gypsy in the 'Sherlock Holmes' sequel.
Noomi Rapace

Early Oscars favorite has landed the female lead in the "" sequel. The Swedish star of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" and "The Girl Who Played with Fire" will join and in the film.

Rapace will play a French gypsy, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The news comes weeks after newcomer was named the actress who would revamp Rapace's role of Lisbeth Salander in the Hollywood remake of "".

"Sherlock Holmes 2" is expected to start filming in October for December 16, 2011 U.S. release. Beside Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, who will also reprise her role as Irene Adler, Guy Ritchie has signed to return to the directing seat.

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