Love him or hate him, Brian De Palma has made his mark on cinema, crafting his own formula of sex, excess and sleaze, split diopter shots, slow-motion horror, and lots of ripped-off Hitchcock plots over the years. Sure, The Bonfire of the Vanities was such an infamous disaster there’s even a book about the production but for all of his more recent missteps (looking at you The Black Dahlia), there are a treasure trove of brilliant films like Blow Out, Carrie, Carlito’s Way, Causalities of War and sure even the slightly overrated Scarface.
In more recent years, De Palma grew increasingly frustrated with the limitations of the Hollywood studio system and, for better or for worse, left the States to make his last few films overseas instead. These films haven’t exactly been financial successes or well-received by many, with 2007’s Redacted erupting in a huge political controversy for not including the fact that the soldiers were tried and convicted for the actions depicted in the film. De Palma countered by saying he was not allowed to legally depict the real-life events and therefore fictionalized them.
Many of De Palma’s more recent projects have raised excitement without ever coming to fruition, making today’s The Hollywood Reporter exclusive that Nicolaj Coster-Waldau and Christina Hendricks are in talks to star in De Palma’s new film, Domino, that much more exciting.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Domino centers on a Copenhagen police officer seeking justice for his partner’s murder by a mysterious man. When he teams up with a fellow cop to hunt the killer down, the two find they are caught in a cat and mouse game with a shifty CIA agent moving through Scandinavia to Spain. Domino will be introduced to buyers at Cannes this year. Here’s to hoping we see it on the big screen soon!