With a teaser trailer for "Passion" set to unspool for buyers at the Cannes market this week from sales agent The Wild Bunch, it looks like they'll be further tantalizing prospective distributors with a new batch of images from the movie and behind the scenes. As we've said before, the mix of sex and thrills is firmly in the De Palma wheelhouse, and these pics really couldn't be mistaken for a film by anybody else. A remake of Alain Corneau's 2010 French film “Love Crime,” the film centers on two co-workers, the confident Christine (McAdams) and her admiring, but innocent and naive protégé Isabelle (Rapace). Christine has no qualms about stealing some of the fresh ideas Isabelle brings to the international company as her own, but when Isabelle falls into bed with one of Christine's lovers, war breaks out. Catfight!
Yep, sounds perfect pulpy and seductive and sounds like it could hopefully be a return to form for De Palma. It also looks like both McAdams and Rapace are taking on characters that are a bit outside the box of what they've been known for. More to come as buyers circle, but certainly, "Passion" has to be one of the hottest titles in the market this year. [De Palma A La Mod]