While this writer offended some by daring to suggest the first trailer for Brian De Palma's "Passion" maybe wasn't so hot, the bottom line is, put Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace together in a movie and have them square off, and we'll be there. Directed by Brian De Palma? Doubly so. "Passion" is certainly one of the more intriguing offerings on the fest circuit this fall, and now a few more images have dropped to tempt you.
A loose remake of Alain Corneau's 2010 thriller "Love Crime," the film tracks the relationship between Christine (McAdams), a powerful ad executive, and her shy assistant Isabel (Rapace), which takes on both sexual and dangerous dimensions after Christine steals a campaign that Isabel created. Corporate intrigue just got a whole lot sexier and deadly. This is basically right in De Palma's comfort zone, and we're hoping it's something that revitalizes the filmmaker.
"Passion" hits Venice, TIFF and NYFF (where we nabbed the pics) in that order, but still needs to find a distributor. Images below.