New Possible Project: “Passion” with Noomi Rapace?

A new possible project was announced yesterday, IndieWire first reported that Rachel is currently in talks to join her “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” co-star Noomi Rapace in “Passion” which will be directed by Brian De Palma.

Brian de Palma is wasting no time moving forward on “Passion,” his remake of the 2011 French psychodrama, “Crime d’Amour,” which is shaping up for a March 5th shoot date in Berlin. Word is that Rachel McAdams is in talks to join Noomi Rapace in the film based on Alain Corneau’s twisted murder tale starring Kristin Scott Thomas as an older executive who takes revenge on her protege (Ludivine Sagnier). Rapace and McAdams also co-star in the upcoming “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,” which opens stateside on Friday.

Budgeted at $20 million, Said Ben Said (“Carnage”) is producing the film with Paris-based SBS Productions, which was also involved in the French film. Writer-director De Palma’s version tells the story of woman who turns murderess when her boss steals her idea.

Keep in mind this is still a rumored project. Earlier this year we also heard rumors Rachel was attached to “The Emperor’s Children“, “Ecstasia” and other project but still none of them are confirmed.

Update: Deadline posted a new article and has more information about the movie and casting. It looks like this project is official, most of the time Deadline is reliable.

Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace are set to star in Brian De Palma’s remake of Alain Corneau’s 2010 thriller Crime D’Amour. The De Palma version will be titled Passion and begins shooting in Berlin on March 5.

Palma adding his spin to a script he wrote. A major male role and a smaller female role have yet to be cast. Those will likely be played by Europeans, with deals expected to be firmed up in January. De Palma will shoot for 10 weeks with delivery expected at the end of the year. Ben Saïd’s SBS has international sales. McAdams and Rapace are repped by UTA and Magnolia Entertainment.

5 Comments on “New Possible Project: “Passion” with Noomi Rapace?”

  1. Saw the news on my Twitter on my iPod touch, BOOTED MY LAPTOP UP JUST TO FREAK OUT ON TWITTER AND IN THIS COMMENT BECAUSE I EFFING LOVE NOOMI RAPACE. They are gonna be all sorts of fierce, and I’m gonna bet this is gonna be some fierce catfight right here because Noomi Rapace is fucking fierce in GIRL WITH A DRAGON TATTOO and Rachel can do a mean woman no problem. IT’S GONNA BE ALL SORTS OF FIERCE BEAUTY AND I AM SO HAPPY. THANK GOD I DID NOT GIVE UP HOPE, RACHEL. THANK GOD YOU RETURNED TO LA TO FORMALIZE THINGS WITH YOUR MANAGER THIS PAST WEEK. TGIF. LIFE IS GOOD.

    “begins shooting in Berlin on March 5” AHAHAHA just enough time for Rachel to finish ‘The Vow’ promos lol =/

  2. I’m always so happy to see your comments Wendy, since you are so right and I totally freaked out as well. I am so happy, this seems like something different and I really hope it will turn out different in a good way. Let’s hope nothing happens and this project will actually happen.

    And Noomi is good in the Millennium trilogy, not sure why they are remaking it – I think you can not top her performance.

    It’s good they are going to give the original plot a little twist: not a boss and the protoge but to corporate execs since Noomi and Rachel are about the same age.

  3. Really hope she does sign on for this with Rapace, apparently the original film is very intense, I can’t wait to see both of them making this project!

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