UPDATE (January 13, 2012): We have received word from SBS Productions that they have accidentally sent out incorrect information and that Pino Donaggio is attached to score the movie instead. Check out our new article here.
SBS Productions has confirmed to Film Music Reporter that Dario Marianelli is set to score Brian De Palma’s upcoming drama Passion. The movie starring Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace is a remake of the French psychodrama Love Crime (Crime d’amour) directed by Alain Corneau and starring Kristin Scott Thomas and Ludivine Sagnier as two ruthless executives, one of whom is driven to murder the other. The rest of the cast has yet to be announced. Saïd Ben Saïd (Carnage) is producing the project through SBS Productions and Integral Films is the German partner. Brian De Palma has worked with some of film music’s most respected composers throughout his career. The director’s previous musical collaborators include Ennio Morricone (The Untouchables), John Williams (The Fury), Bernard Herrmann (Sisters), Danny Elfman (Mission Impossible), Patrick Doyle (Carlito’s Way), Ryuchi Sakamoto (Snake Eyes), Giorgio Moroder (Scarface), Pino Dinaggio (Dressed to Kill) and Mark Isham (The Black Dahlia). Passion marks his first collaboration with Marianelli. The movie is currently in pre-production and shooting is scheduled to begin this March in Berlin. No word yet on a release date, but the film is expected to be delivered by the end of the year.
As previously reported, the Academy Award-winning composer, whose credits include Atonement, Pride and Prejudice and V for Vendetta has another prestige project coming up this year with Joe Wright’s Anna Karenina starring Keira Knightley, Jude Law and Aaron Johnson. Coming out in March is the Ewan McGregor- and Emily Blunt-starring comedy drama Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, which the composer scored in 2011.