Noomi Rapace and director Tommy Wirkola have joined the languishing sci-fi thriller What Happened to Monday? for Vendome Pictures.

We first reported on this project back in December 2011, when Norwegian director Morten Tyldum (Headhunters) was attached to make his English-language debut, although he is no long involved. The story is set in an overpopulated world where each family is only allowed one child. Noomi Rapace is actually playing seven different roles as identical septuplet sisters, who try to remain hidden from the government. The lead role/roles were initially envisioned as seven brothers before Noomi Rapace came onboard.

Here's what Tommy Wirkola had to say about his leading lady.

"I was struck by the complexities of having an actor portray seven characters and immediately knew Noomi was the ideal actor - male or female - to bring them to life."

Max Botkin wrote the screenplay, which landed on The Black List in 2010. Raffaella De Laurentiis is producing alongside Philippe Rousselet, whose Vendome Pictures is providing the financing.

Noomi Rapace most recently starred in Dead Man Down and Passion. She will next be seen in Child 44 and Animal Rescue.