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May 13, 2015 01:45 PM

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.

In a sneak-peek photo from the movie, Rapace, 35 – who has starred in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo saga and Prometheus – strikes Callas’ iconic pose, eyes piercing the camera and her hands dramatically framing her famous face and mouth.

Noomi Rapace as Maria Callas in Callas
Courtesy Callas

Whale Rider filmmaker Niki Caro is attached to direct Callas, from a screenplay she adapted from Alfonso Signorini’s biography Too Proud, Too Fragile.

The film will debut at the Cannes Film Festival, which gets underway Wednesday.

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