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Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace to Costar in Remake of French Thriller 'Love Crime'?

Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace to Costar in Remake of French Thriller 'Love Crime'?

The original The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo Noomi Rapace is already signed on to star in Brian DePalma’s Passion, a reimagining of the French drama with psychosexual undertones Love Crime that starred Kristen Scott Thomas and Ludivine Sagnier. Now, Rapace’s Sherlock Holmes-A Game of Shadows costar Rachel McAdams is in talks to join the production, according to IndieWire. While not specifically lesbian, there was palpable emotional and sexual tension between the characters.

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The original Girl with a Dragon Tattoo Noomi Rapace is already signed on to star in Brian DePalma’s Passion, a reimagining of the French drama with psychosexual undertones Love Crime that starred Kristen Scott Thomas and Ludivine Sagnier. Now, Rapace’s Sherlock Holmes-A Game of Shadows costar Rachel McAdams is in talks to join the production, according to IndieWire.

Director Alain Corneau’s Love Crime featured Scott Thomas as a cutthroat executive who takes credit for her young protégé’s -- Sagnier of Swimming Pool and 8 Women fame—idea. The protégé then seeks revenge on her boss. It’s kind of like Working Girl meets The Business of Strangers.

DePalma -- a master at the psycho thriller with Dressed to Kill, Sisters, Body Double, Obsession, and more recently, The Black Dahlia—seems like the perfect auteur to helm a remake of Love Crime.

There’s no word as to which of the actresses, Rapace and McAdams, who are only a year a part in age-- will play the ruthless boss and the vengeful protégé. There was a clear age difference between the characters in the French film, and while not specifically lesbian, there was palpable emotional and sexual tension between the characters.

Passion is slated to begin filming in Berlin in March 2012.

Here's the trailer for the original film:

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Tracy E. Gilchrist

Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.

Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.