Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight, Red Riding Hood) has signed on to direct a biopic of Swedish singer Anita Lindblom, with Noomi Rapace attached to star.

Noomi Rapace's husband, Ola Rapace, has also signed on to star as Swedish boxer Bosse Hogberg, whose marriage to Anita Lindblom made European headlines back in the 1960s. Noomi Rapace and Ola Rapace have been developing this untitled biopic for several years.

Peter Birro wrote the screenplay, and Helena Danielsson is on board as a producer. Shooting is scheduled to begin sometime this fall in Sweden. Nordisk controls the Scandanavian rights to the project, and plans to release the movie in 2012. It isn't known when the biopic may be released stateside.

Noomi Rapace will next be seen in the Warner Bros. sequel Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, which is scheduled for release on December 16.