Brian De Palma is set to direct his first project since 2012’s Passion. The project in question is Domino: an international crime thriller set to star Christina Hendricks (Mad Men) and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game Of Thrones). The pair will team up to hunt an enigmatic man who murdered a mutual friend, but wind up tangled in a web with the CIA.
The film is written by Petter Skavland, and heading into Cannes it will be one of the most sought-after projects as buyers convene on the festival in hopes of grabbing the next hit.
Here is the plot breakdown as related by The Hollywood Reporter:
“The story follows a Copenhagen police officer who is seeking justice for his partner’s murder by a mysterious man called Imran. He teams up with a fellow cop and his late partner’s mistress, to hunt Imran down, but they are unwittingly caught in a cat and mouse chase with a duplicitous CIA agent that will take them from Scandinavia to the sun-drenched landscapes of Spain”.
De Palma’s best days are probably behind him – he said so himself in 2015 documentary De Palma – but any time a new film of his is on the horizon, there’s cause for excitement.
Whether Domino will be in the vein of his classic sleaze-fests like Body Double or Dressed To Kill, or if it will match the inventiveness of Femme Fatale, we don’t know yet, but with De Palma it’s fair to bank on something subversive.