Brian De Palma, writer-director of such classics as Scarface, Carrie, and The Untouchables, is stepping behind the camera for the first time since 2007’s Redacted.

Loosely adapting Alain Corneau’s original French film, Crime d’amour (Love Crime), Passion stars the lovely Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace in the female co-leads, and we’ve now got our first look image teasing their relationship.

“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 protégé Isabelle is full of cutting-edge 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…”

Dominic Cooper and Paul Anderson fill out the supporting cast, and the film is set to be sold in France at Cannes later this month. As such, there’s no word yet on exactly when we can expect to see it, but hopefully we’ll be hearing and seeing more from the project once it gets picked up. For now, your first look at McAdams and Rapace in the erotic-thriller. As usual, you can click to enlarge.

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