Did somebody say “supernatural drama centred around a human-sheep hybrid”?

As it happens, just such a movie is in development, and now comes word that Noomi Rapace has joined the picture.

From Valdimar Johannsson, Lamb is a story about a married, childless Icelandic couple who are sheep farmers. On Christmas Eve, the pair discover a newborn baby who is half-human, half-sheep. Desperate for a child of their own, they decide to keep the hybrid creature and raise it as their own. Think the Kents finding a young Ka-El… but with, y’know, more super-baaaaa-wers than superpowers. We’ll get our coat.

Initially reported by Variety, Prometheus and The Girl with…’s Rapace has signed on to play Maria, the wife involved in all of this.

On this news, the actress enthused, “A script like this is rare and I directly felt that I had to do it. I’ve never done anything like this before and I can’t wait to start filming and go back to my roots in Iceland.”

The current plan is for Lamb to start shooting later this year ahead of a 2020 release.

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