Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace lean towards each other, hover as though about to kiss and wait for the unit stills photographer to do his business before breaking it off and relaxing out of this constrained pose just before it gets unbearable.
At least, that’s how I imagine it went down. I’m sure plenty of other folks will be dreaming up a somewhat different story.
This is the first promotional image from Brian DePalma‘s Passion – and there’s a DePalma-friendly title for you.
It appeared on Noomi Rapace Online, along with this apparent synopsis of the film:
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…
So, the copywriter decided to mention Basic Instinct but not Love Crime, the French original that DePalma has remade? Tsk. They earned their pay by going out on a sentence with the word “naked” in it, though.