It’s Endless Bloodthirsty Noomi Rapaces in a New Clip From ‘What Happened to Monday’
Netflix’s What Happened to Monday answers the question, What if Orphan Black, but with Noomi Rapace? The plot’s a little different — these identical gals are sisters, not clones, and it takes place in a future where a strict one child policy is enforced — but finally we get to see what would happen if we put a bunch of Noomi Rapaces in one room together.
In the near future, families are only allowed one child in order to quell overpopulation. But seven identical sisters have all managed to live together, holing up in an apartment with only one allowed to go outside every day. A new clip from the film shows what happens when their home is discovered, and the fighting that ensues as the sisters try to protect each other from the authorities.
It’s such a cool concept, and the trailer looks even better, with Rapace after Rapace battling G-men from a sinister government organization and jumping out of windows into dumpsters.
In a not so distant future, where overpopulation and famine have forced governments to undertake a drastic “One Child Policy,” seven identical sisters 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 (Noomi Rapace). 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…
What Happened to Monday hits Netflix August 18.