Brian De Palma to Direct Passion

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Brian De Palma has signed on to direct a remake of the 2010 French film Crime d’amour entitled Passion, Variety is reporting.

The original film (the very last from recently-deceased director Alain Corneau) starred Kristin Scott Thomas as executive mentoring a young ingénue (Ludivine Saginer) who soon becomes her cutthroat rival.

The setting is expected to be moved to England to accommodate the English-language remake, though much of the production is expected to take place in Germany, beginning this August.