Touche De Palma and co., that’s one way of grabbing some coverage. This imminent kiss between a mean girl and a girl with a dragon tattoo is our first look at Passion, the latest from director Brian De Palma. Jumping back in the sexually-charged playground of manipulative drama in which he often flourishes, the story suggests that the kiss above is no fleeting, teasing moment. This thing sounds damn near softcore.

An erotic thriller in the tradition of “Dressed To Kill” and “Basic Instinct”, Brian de Palma’s PASSION tells the story of a deadly power struggle between two women in the dog-eat-dog world of international business. Christine possesses the natural elegance and casual ease associated with one 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. They’re on the same team, after all… Christine takes pleasure in exercising control over the younger woman, 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. On the night of the murder, Isabelle is at the ballet, while Christine receives an invitation to seduction. From whom? Christine loves surprises. Naked she goes to meet the mystery lover waiting in her bedroom…

This Rachel McAdams/Noomi Rapace film also stars Dominic Cooper, is a remake of a french thriller Love Crime, and will be De Palma’s first since Redacted in ’07. It’s just now getting started with its shoot for a 2013 release, so we’ll be keeping our eyes on it (and our hands on the table.)

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