Brian De Palma, the legend himself, is stepping back behind the camera. And he’s bringing Mad Men star Christina Hendricks with him.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news earlier that De Palma, who hasn’t made a feature film since 2012’s little seen Passion, will team with Hendricks and Nicolaj Coster-Waldau for Domino:
Petter Skavlan (Kon-Tiki, Sophie’s World) wrote the script for the film. The story follows a Copenhagen police officer (Coster-Waldau) 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 (Hendricks), to hunt Imran down, but 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.
The synopsis here could have been anything and I would be excited to see Brian De Palma try his hand once again. There’s no certainty that Domino will be anything special, or maybe even good – Passion was passable but Redacted way back in 2007 was atrocious. It’s been a while since De Palma had his fastball, probably with 2002’s Femme Fatale, and it’s exciting just to see what he can pull off these days.
Domino will head to Cannes to try and secure funding, and it seems like that won’t be too tough. Stay tuned for more details.