Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace pucker up for Passion

First look at Brian De Palma's latest

Passion, Brian De Palma's upcoming remake of French thriller Love Crime, has released a first official image online, and bizarrely, the marketing team seems to think that a still of the two female leads kissing is going to drum up publicity…

Yep, that's Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace getting up close and personal with each other, as what the official synopsis describes as, "two women in the dog-eat-dog world of international business". So it's not just the big money we've been missing out on!

McAdams plays Christine, who apparently, "possesses the natural elegance and casual ease associated with one who has a healthy relationship with money and power." Rapace is her protégé, Isabelle, who finds herself drawn, "ever deeper into a game of seduction and manipulation, dominance and humiliation."

It all sounds a little bit overwrought to us, although Rapace and McAdams have certainly got the talent to steer this away from the wreckage of a thousand "erotic thrillers" that have gone before. The synopsis compares the film to Basic Instinct, so lets hope De Palma hits the high notes of that film, rather than the hilarity of its farcical sequel.

The actresses both appeared in Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows, although they didn't share any scenes.

Passion has yet to receive an official release date, but is expected to arrive in the first half of 2013. If the promotional material continues in this vein, we're sure Passion will be on everybody's radar by then…

Will you be checking this one out in the cinema? Tell us, below...

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    • EddieFelson

      May 9th 2012, 9:03

      Sound good to me!

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    • ChrisWootton

      May 9th 2012, 9:31

      Can anyone remember the last good DePalma film? I'd say it was Carlito's Way.. which was a long time ago.

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    • trist808

      May 9th 2012, 9:45

      I thought the first Mission: Impossible (1996) was ace, but since then he's not directed much and the output has been dubious (Snake Eyes, Black Dahlia ... Mission To Mars, need I say more?). I like both actresses though and this could be a return to form for him, let's hope so anyway :-)

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    • ChrisWootton

      May 9th 2012, 10:16

      Ah, of course.. Mission Impossible! Yeah his later movies are pretty bad.. although the Black Dahlia was a tough book to film.

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    • trist808

      May 9th 2012, 10:54

      True, I thought it suited DePalma's style, unfortunately the end result was very disappointing despite a good cast with Eckhart and Swank etc

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    • MisterAmj

      May 9th 2012, 12:13

      Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace getting it on? Sign me up!

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    • writerdave87

      May 9th 2012, 12:54

      To be fair to De Palma, the unedited version of Black Dahlia was apparently a masterpiece (James Ellroy's own judgement on it) but it was also about four or five hours long so they edited a hell of a lot out.

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    • thedanieljson

      May 9th 2012, 13:41

      And it's of course been said that James Ellroy's books are 'un-filmable' (despite an outstanding job with L.A. Confidential). Not sure about the sound of this one though. "Overwraught" sounds pretty likely.

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    • Heisenberg

      May 9th 2012, 13:52

      Interesting, although i don't find Noomi that good looking, i've always thought she has an ever so slightly melted look to her face.

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    • ChrisWootton

      May 9th 2012, 15:22

      True regarding Ellroy.. They did an excellent job on LA Confidential, very similar to the book although obviously it's only the middle section of a trilogy (which is now impossible for them to film). I always thought the Black Dahlia was the weaker of his books and that came out in the film. Lets hope that Noomi escapes face melting when it comes to Prometheus.. unlike some unfortunate crew members.

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    • Ali1748

      May 9th 2012, 18:28

      Brian De Palma along with Oliver Stone really have declined since the 90's.

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    • writerdave87

      May 9th 2012, 19:56

      If you're not interested, f**k off. LA Confidential captures the 'feel' of the novel extremely well but a lot of it's very chopped and changed around. You couldn't possibly film it as it was. For one thing, (SPOILER) Dudley Smith doesn't even die in the book!

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    • joker16

      May 9th 2012, 22:06

      I don't get why people like L.A. Confidential so much. I was pretty underwhelmed by it.

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    • writerdave87

      May 9th 2012, 22:30

      I loved LA Confidential, I thought it was an absolutely brilliant film personally but I know plenty that didn't. It stays very faithful to Ellroy while at the same time forging a new narrative that keeps the characters and key plot points intact. Funny story- James Ellroy once ran into an old lady in a video store, who was returning LA confidential. She recognised him and started gushing about how amazing the film was and how talented a writer he must be. he asked her 'why thanks maam, did you buy the book?' She replied no. Ellroy retorted 'Then what f*****g use are you to me?' And walked out. The man's mad as a box of frogs but he's a brilliant author.

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    • Ali1748

      May 10th 2012, 21:00

      How on gods green earth can you be underwhelmed by LA Confidential ??

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