Sneak Peek: Noomi Rapace Channels Opera Legend Maria Callas in Upcoming Biopic (PHOTO)

Noomi Rapace has landed the role of legendary opera singer Maria Callas, and if this first-look photo of the actress in character is any indication, moviegoers’ eyes and ears will be in for a treat.

Rapace will play the world-famous soprano in the biopic Callas, which will focus on the opera diva’s nearly two-decade love affair with Aristotle Onassis.

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Who Should Be the New Lara Croft?

Wanted: Hollywood’s next big female action star.

This week producers announced they plan to reboot the Tomb Raider film series, which features video game-inspired heroine Lara Croft as a brilliant, beautiful archaeologist-adventurer. The role helped launch Angelina Jolie into superstardom with 2001’s Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and the 2003 sequel. The new film, which will not star Jolie, is slated for release in 2013.

So tell us, which already fierce female star has what it takes to step into the tough-chick boots?

What's Next for Dragon Tattoo Star Noomi Rapace?

When Noomi Rapace won the role of the gutsy Lisbeth Salander in Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo films, she knew it would change her life. But not quite the way she expected.

“I thought everyone would hate me!” says Rapace, 30, who transformed herself into an androgynous, punky, chain-smoking computer hacker for the three Swedish movies. “The readers of the books have such a strong relationship with her as a character, I thought they’d never accept what I did with Lisbeth. It felt like a suicide mission to accept the role.”