Over the past few years Catherine Hardwicke has become known as something of a hack director, seeing as she’s mostly spent her time churning out a couple of crappy, teenage monster romances in Twilight and Red Riding Hood. But don’t forget that she broke into the business with the indie film Thirteen, which turned a lot of heads and wasn’t anywhere near as poor in quality as her big studio efforts. She does have the potential for more. And it’s looking like, with her next film, she’s going to be trying to get back to things that she’s more interested in as an artist. Recently, when speaking to Collider, Hardwicke made mention of her next project by saying, “It’s in Sweden and Germany, and it’s really wild. I can’t quite talk about it, but we’ll probably do the announcement in a couple of weeks.  It’s a very fun, very crazy story that goes back to more of my Thirteen days. It’s more indie, raw and gritty, and it’s a true story.”

It looks like the day where more can be said has come, as THR is reporting that her next project will be directing The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo star Noomi Rapace in a biopic of Swedish singer Anita Lindblom. Rapace and her husband Ola have been developing this project for a while. As a matter of fact, Ola has been going through years of training so that he can be fit and skilled enough to play Bo Hogberg, a champion boxer with which Lindblom shared a relationship rife with tabloid fodder. After involving herself in the Twilight craze, there’s probably a lot of bad feelings out there toward Hardwicke at the moment, but if she wants to start revitalizing her image then calling her next film a return to her Thirteen days and hooking up with an actress with as much buzz behind her as Rapace is probably a really good start. I’ll give it a chance, but the first time somebody turns into a werewolf or a teenage girl pines for something I’m out.

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