Rachel McAdams In Talks For Passion

With Noomi Rapace in De Palma's new pic

Rachel McAdams In Talks For Passion

by James White |
Published on

Cast your mind back to January, when we reported on Brian De Palma attaching himself to a remake of French drama Crime d’amour called Passion. At that early stage, there was no mention of casting, but it appears the director has two actresses interested in the leads, with Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace now in talks.

Crime starred Ludivine Sagnier and Kristen Scott Thomas in the tale of an ambitious business protégé who ends up stealing her older boss’s idea. The rivalry burns to such a degree that the older woman eventually turns to murder.

According to Anne Thompson, De Palma plans to twist it very slightly with the boss being the one to steal the idea. So Working Girl but psychotic? He’s looking to get started filming this coming March in Berlin.

There’s no word on what that will mean for the other film sitting on De Palma’s dance card – conspiracy thriller **The Key Man – but though that was set for now-ish, it seems to have quietly slipped off the schedule. At the very least, it’ll likely undergo a title change since a movie with an identical title, a crime comedy drama starring Hugo Weaving and Brian Cox, is already in the can.

Both McAdams and Rapace will shortly be seen on screen in Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows, with Rapace following that up with next year’s Prometheus and McAdams cropping up in weepy romantic drama The Vow.

Just so you know, whilst we may receive a commission or other compensation from the links on this website, we never allow this to influence product selections - read why you should trust us