Noomi Rapace and Glenn Close are starring in Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters director Tommy Wirkola’s What Happened To Monday?, a high concept sci-fi/actioner. France’s SND is fully financing and has local distribution. It will also sell international rights to the project in Cannes just as the cameras are set to roll in July. CAA is brokering domestic. Philippe Rousselet’s Vendôme Pictures (Source Code, Bastille Day) and Raffaella De Laurentiis’ Raffaella Productions are producing. Max Botkin (Prosthesis) and Kerry Williamson (Alex Cross) wrote the script.
Set in a not-too-distant future, where overpopulation and famine have forced governments to undertake a drastic One-Child Policy, seven identical sisters (Rapace) live a hide-and-seek existence pursued by the Child Allocation Bureau. The Bureau, directed by the fierce Nicolette Cayman, enforces a strict family-planning agenda that the sisters outwit by taking turns assuming the identity of one person. Taught by their grandfather who raised and named them after the days of the week, 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 Monday does not come home.
Rapace, Close and Wirkola are repped by CAA.