'Seven Sisters' Trailer Shows Noomi Rapace in Seven Different Roles

Sunday, 04 June 2017 - 4:10PM
Sunday, 04 June 2017 - 4:10PM
'Seven Sisters' Trailer Shows Noomi Rapace in Seven Different Roles
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It's often impressive to watch an actor or actress pull off multiple roles in the same movie, with recent examples of James McAvoy in Split and Tatiana Maslany in Orphan Black coming to mind. An upcoming Netflix sci-fi movie gives actress Noomi Rapace the challenge of playing seven people at once. 

Seven Sisters, which was retitled for an upcoming theatrical release in France (it may be called What Happened to Monday? when Netflix releases it), takes place in a futuristic, overpopulated society which has implemented a one-child-per-family law, with seemingly grim consequences for anyone who breaks that rule. In an enormous spot of bad luck, a man (played by Willem Dafoe) learns he is the father of seven identical sisters, and doesn't want to lose any of them.

And so he hides them, naming the seven after each day of the week, and attempting to pass them all off as one person: the sister named Monday can only go outside on Monday, Tuesday can go outside the next day, and all of them pretend to one woman named Karen. Each sister is played by Noomi Rapace, who starred in the original Girl With the Dragon Tattoo films and most recently played Dr. Shaw in Prometheus and (sort of) Alien: Covenant.

Many people have pointed out similarities to the British sci-fi show Orphan Black, which stars Maslany as several different clones trying to escape a murderous system that wants them dead. While there's the minor distinction that Seven Sisters features identical siblings instead of genetically engineered clones, this does look like a good recommendation if you're an Orphan Black fan.

Currently, Netflix has acquired all of the American distribution rights and doesn't have an official release date, although the film come to theaters in France on August 23, 2017. Since French distribution company SND Films released the trailer, it's currently going by its international name, and it's not clear whether Netflix will use its original title of What Happened to Monday? in other countries. 

Interestingly, the Netflix page still calls it What Happened to Monday?, so it may not be called Seven Sisters when it finally hits America.

Via: Collider
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