Noomi Rapace continues her tear through Hollywood.
Actual news (don’t worry, more “best of” to come)! Deadline reports that Brian De Palma has cast Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace in his remake of the French film “Crime D’Amour.” De Palma’s version will be titled “Passion,” not to be confused with the Sondheim musical, of course.
The original film starred Kristin Scott-Thomas and Ludivine Sagnier in a story about “a power struggle between a ruthless executive and her protégé.” De Palma will reportedly add his own spin to the script which better help us straighten out who will be the mentor and who will be the protégé because McAdams is 33 and Rapace is 32, not how you usually envision this type of relationship. Is one of them going to be a very late bloomer and the other an early success? This doesn’t make sense. Oh, and another part of the De Palma spin will undoubtedly be an homage to a Hitchcock film of your choice.
Both McAdams and Rapace will be seen in this week’s “Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows.” Rapace is also in next summer’s “Prometheus” and is set for “Knockout” from Catherine Hardwicke and “The Last Voyage of Demeter” with David Slade directing. McAdams will be seen next year in romantic weepie “The Vow” and Terrence Malick’s “Lawless.”
Filming for “Passion” will begin in Berlin next March. You’re doing an English language remake of a French film so you film it in Germany. Of course. Follow the money, I guess.