De Palma To Direct “Passion” Remake

Brian De Palma (“Dressed to Kill,” “Mission: Impossible”) is set to direct the thriller “Passion,” an English language remake of last year’s French psychological drama “Crime d’amour” (Love Crime) by Alain Corneau, for SBS Productions reports Variety.

Kristin Scott Thomas and Ludivine Sagnier starred in the story two feuding corporate execs, one of whom is driven to murder the other. The $30 million remake is a France-Germany-U.K.-Spain co-production and will be set in the UK.

Shooting is slated to kick off in August at a studio in Cologne or Berlin with exteriors done in London. The key cast will be announced before the start of the Cannes Film Festival in May.