Brian De Palma’s Passion sees Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace star opposite each other in what’s promising to be one of the finest erotic thrillers of the year.

We saw a brilliant sexy/scary first trailer for the film last week, and now we have three new images of McAdams and Rapace to share.

“An erotic thriller in the tradition of Dressed to Kill and Basic Instinct, Brian De Palma’s Passion tells the story of a deadly power struggle between two women in the dog-eat-dog world of international business. Christine possesses the natural elegance and casual ease associated with one who has a healthy relationship with money and power. Innocent, lovely and easily exploited, her admiring protegée Isabelle is full of cuttingedge ideas that Christine has no qualms about stealing. They’re on the same team, after all… Christine takes pleasure in exercising control over the younger woman, leading her one step at a time ever deeper into a game of seduction and manipulation, dominance and humiliation. But when Isabelle falls into bed with one of Christine’s lovers, war breaks out. On the night of the murder, Isabelle is at the ballet, while Christine receives an invitation to seduction. From whom? Christine loves surprises. Naked she goes to meet the mystery lover waiting in her bedroom…”

Loosely adapting the original French film, Crime d’amour (Love Crime), De Palma is directing from his own script, with Paul Anderson and Karoline Herfurth completing the cast.

Passion will be making its world debut at Venice, before heading to TIFF and then NYFF on its festival circuit this September. No word yet on when we can expect to see it on the big screen, but with such stellar talent all round, and a promising first trailer, we’re hoping it will be sooner rather than later. For now, here are the three new images from the film, which you can click to enlarge.