Rapace’s Erotic Thriller “Passion” to be Released This August

Noomi Rapace’s erotic thriller Passion will be released in the United States this summer…

Entertainment One had previously acquired the North American rights to Brian De Palma’s film, which stars the 33-year-old half-Spanish actress and Rachel McAdams in December. And, now the company has announced plans to release Passion in theaters and via video on demand (VOD) in August.

Noomi Rapace in Passion

The film, which played in competition at the Venice Film Festival and screened at the Toronto Film Festival, centers on a deadly power struggle between two rising executives in the dog-eat-dog world of a multinational corporation.

De Palma wrote and directed the remake of the 2010 French film Love Crime (from Alain Corneau’s original screenplay).

Passion will hit theaters on August 30 and be available via VOD on August 1.

The Provincetown Film Festival to Premiere the Rapace-Starrer “Passion”

Noomi Rapace is bringing a little passion to Provincetown this weekend…

The 15th Provincetown Film Festival has added Brian De Palma’s Passion to its line-up.

Noomi Rapace in Passion

The erotic thriller, which stars the 33-year-old half-Spanish actress and Rachel McAdams, will be making its American premiere at the festival.

The film is described as a cat-and-mouse game of murderous personal and professional intrigue between a ruthless Berlin ad agency executive and her brilliant female assistant.

It bowed in competition at the Venice Film Festival last fall and segued directly to Toronto.

Its U.S. premiere was scheduled to take place at the New York Film Festival in October, but a glitch with the digital projection caused those screenings to be canceled.

Provincetown organizers confirmed Thursday that De Palma will fly in for Saturday’s showing of Passion. He is scheduled to participate in an audience Q&A after the film, which is a remake of French director Alain Corneau‘s 2010 noir, Love Crime.

Entertainment One will release Passion in the U.S. on August 30.

Rapace Brings “Passion” To Her Latest Film

She may be starring in the highly anticipated sci-fi thriller Prometheus… But it looks like Noomi Rapace’s follow-up project will showcase her passionate side.

The 32-year-old Half-Spanish actress—who most recently appeared in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows—will be starring opposite Rachel McAdams in Brian De Palma‘s latest thriller Passion. And, if the first of the film’s on-set photos is any indication, Rapace and McAdams will be steaming up the screen.

Rachel McAdams & Noomi Rapace

Sporting daring red lipsticks, Rapace and McAdams are pictured in an intimate scene where they are about to lock lips.

Passion— a loose remake of Alain Corneau‘s 2010 French film Love Crime—follows a deadly power struggle between two women in the dog-eat-dog world of international business. Rapace stars as Isabelle, while McAdams portrays Christine.

Christine possesses the natural elegance and casual case associated with someone who has a healthy relationship with money and power. Innocent, lovely and easily exploited, her admiring protégé Isabelle is full of cutting-edge ideas that Christine has no qualms about stealing.

Christine takes pleasure in exercising control over Isabelle, leading her one step at a time ever deeper into a game of seduction and manipulation, dominance and humiliation. But when Isabelle falls into bed with one of Christine’s lovers, war breaks out.

The erotic thriller is set to be shopped for distribution at this year’s Cannes Film Festival later this month. Dominic Cooper, Karoline Herfurth and Paul Anderson also star in the film.