Noomi Rapace, famous for her role as Lisbeth Salander in the original The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo films, is set to star as one of the two female leads, and her co-star on the upcoming Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (due out tomorrow), Rachel McAdams, is now in talks to join as the other female lead, Collider report.
The original film starred Kristin Scott Thomas and Ludivine Sagnier in the leads, and the trailer (which you can watch below) looks pretty intriguing, making the prospect of an English language remake under the direction of De Palma, with Rapace and McAdams in the leads, pretty damn interesting too.
Rapace is expected to play the role of Sagnier, with McAdams thought to be taking on Scott Thomas’ role from the original. Courtesy of Fandango, Love Crime’s synopsis looks a little like this:
“Christine (Scott-Thomas) is the head executive at a top agribusiness firm in France. Ruthless and uncompromising, she revels in playing diabolical head-games with her staffers that include blackmail and seduction, and enjoys an almost pathologically close relationship with protégé Isabelle (Ludivine Sagnier). The women also share a lover, accountant Philippe (Patrick Mille), who readily assumes a submissive role to the dominatrix posturing of each lady in the bedroom. The balance of power shifts, however, when a colleague (Guillaume Marquet) shows Isabelle how to “one-up” Christine in the office – which prompts Christine to respond with a nasty, humiliating trick involving a security camera. In the days ahead, retaliation escalates on both ends until each of the women begins contemplating felonious action against the other.”
De Palma’s Passion is scheduled to start production in March next year, filming in Berlin, with a $20m. budget, and with McAdams and Rapace in the leads, it’s definitely showing promise already.
We’ll next be seeing the pair alongside each other in Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, which Rapace will follow up with Prometheus next summer, and McAdams will follow up with The Vow in February and then the highly anticipated as-yet-untitled Terrence Malick project opposite Ben Affleck, Javier Bardem, Rachel Weisz, and Jessica Chastain.