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Entertainment One Hooks De Palma's 'Passion'

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood September 28, 2012 at 12:26PM

Entertainment One has picked up North American rights for Brian De Palma's sexy femme faceoff "Passion," with plans for a 2013 release. The psychological thriller, which stars Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace, played at both Venice and Toronto.
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"Passion"
"Passion"

Canadian distributor Entertainment One has picked up North American rights to Brian De Palma's sexy femme faceoff "Passion," with plans for a 2013 release. The psychological thriller, which stars Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace, played at both Venice and Toronto.

The deal was negotiated by ICM Partners along with SBS’ Saïd Ben Saïd and eOne’s David Reckziegel and Sejin Croninger; ICM Partners also reps De Palma.

"Passion" is a remake of the 2010 French film by Alain Corneau, "Love Crime," starring Kristin Scott Thomas and Ludivine Sagnier. The screenwriter for "Love Crime," Natalie Carter, collaborated with De Palma on the adaptation.

Here's TOH's Toronto Q&A with De Palma, which covers everything from the hair-raising sex toys in "Passion" and improvised on-set makeouts between McAdams and Rapace to his good wishes for the upcoming "Carrie" remake.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.