Noomi Rapace Goes Full ‘Orphan Black’ in the First Trailer for ‘Seven Sisters’
One of the few upsides of living in our current political climate is the uptick in dystopian film and television we’re about to see. From the successful run of The Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu to HBO’s planned adaptation of Fahrenheit 451, we are quite possibly entering in a new golden age of dystopian fiction, with every screenwriter who ever jotted down an idea about a broken society pitching their brains out with their original idea. That may not seem like much of a silver lining, but hey, it’s better than nothing!
That’s part of what makes the first trailer for Seven Sisters (via SyFy) so appealing: the opportunity to explore a fractured possible version of our future selves. The other part? A whole bunch of Noomi Rapace. Any movie about clones is going to require the lead actor or actress to perform double, triple, or event quadruple duty, but Rapace seems determined to give Tatiana Maslany a run for her money by playing seven identical clones in the film. If you’re a fan of Rapace, this movie is your holy grail.
Directed by Tommy Wirkola (Dead Snow, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters), Seven Sisters takes place in a dystopian future where overpopulation issues have forced the government to restrict the number of children in each family. Willem Dafoe’s character, being a Willem Dafoe character, chooses to ignore the rules, raising seven identical clones who are given names based on the days of the week. On their specific day, each clone is allowed out into the outside world under the singular identity of Karen Settman. When one of the sisters goes missing, the others must risk being discovered to save one of their own.
Seven Sisters — which was previously featured the far more interesting title of What Happened to Monday? — was purchased by Netflix at the Toronto International Film Festival back in 2016, so expect to see the film popping up on your favorite streaming platform sometime in the near future.