Close is a female-led action-thriller starring Noomi Rapace (Prometheus) that was produced under West End’s female-based WeLove brand, which develops and produces female-specific content and promoting female talent.
Vicky Jewson (Born of War) co-wrote the script with Rupert Whitaker and directed the film, the duo producing the film with Jason Newmark and filming the movie in Morocco and the UK.
Rapace plays a character based on Jacquie Davis, one of the world’s top female bodyguards who was a consultant on the film, helping to develop the action scenes. In the film, Rapace’s character Sam takes a job protecting a young heiress (Sophie Nelisse) and when a violent kidnapping goes wrong, they’re forced to work together to stop those responsible.
The film also co-stars Eoin Macken and Indira Varma.
In regards to the Netflix acquisition, Jewson said in a statement, “It was a privilege to make ‘Close’ with Noomi and Sophie. It felt unique to explore a strong female relationship prevailing against extraordinary odds. Working closely with Jacquie allowed us to bring an authenticity to the action scenes, which was very important to me. ‘Close’ has always been a story with heart and character at its core, and WestEnd and Netflix recognized this, and I am thrilled they are helping it achieve its vision.”
This news was initially reported on by Variety.
Edward Douglas | East Coast Editor