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Rachel McAdams may join Noomi Rapace in Brian De Palma's 'Passion'
Iconic director Brian de Palma is putting together a strong female-centric cast for his "Passion" project.
Rachel McAdams is in talks to join the already announced Noomi Rapace in his version of this year's French thriller "Crime d'Amour," according to Indiewire's Thompson on Thompson blog.
The original (directed by Alain Corneau) starred Kristin Scott Thomas as an executive who seeks revenge on her younger co-worker (Ludivine Sagnier). The U.S. remake will focus on a woman who plans to murder her boss for taking undue credit for her ideas.
De Palma was in the early stages of pre-production on the CIA drama "The Key Man," when he signed on for "Passion" instead. While the director has had some notable box office hits ("Carrie," "The Untouchables," "Mission Impossible"), his most recent films "The Black Dahlia" and "Redacted" failed to find an audience. "Passion" however sounds straight out of his early filmography, alongside his '70s films such as "Sisters," "Obsession" and "Dressed to Kill."
"Passion" will begin shooting March in Berlin.
Rapace (the Swedish "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo") and McAdams ("State of Play") are also currently co-starring in the sequel "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows," alongside Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law.