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Wednesday, April 11, 2012
The IMDB's page for Brian De Palma's Passion has added Ian T. Dickinson to the cast credits. Dickinson, a British actor who is a well-established figure in the German film/TV/theatre community (he speaks English and German), is portraying the detective in De Palma's film. According to Dickinson's web site, in the early 1980s, he co-founded and managed the independent record label Anxious Records with Dave Stewart. Dickinson has appeared in Wim Wenders' Person To Person, Hal Hartley's Fay Grim, and James McTeigue's V For Vendetta. Last year, an independent film Dickinson appeared in, Alex Ross' Tom Atkins Blues, played in German cinemas for 53 consecutive weeks. That film was shot in 11 days for about $2,500. Dickinson has the lead role in Ross' new film, the Berlin-set Weak Heart Drop.

Posted by Geoff at 11:34 PM CDT
Updated: Thursday, April 12, 2012 6:32 PM CDT
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Friday, April 13, 2012 - 1:46 AM CDT

Name: "K"

I love how De Palma isn't casting any Americans.

Rachel McAdams - Canadian

Noomi Rapace - Swedish

Karoline Herfurth - German

and the rest of the cast either British or German. Get Michael Caine in there and we're set! 

Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 5:16 PM CDT

Name: "davidc"

This being a European production, I'd imagine it was a requirement to cast predominantly European actors, with the exception of an "American" star in the form of McAdams. Just as two of the four leads in Polanski's Carnage were German and British, respectively. That film was also a Said Ben Said production -- set in New York but shot in France. By the way, where is Passion supposed to take place? 

I remember reading that Woody Allen, when making Match Point, was told he could only cast British actors. When Kate Winslet dropped out of the Johansson role, they allowed him to cast a "name" American actress.

Sunday, April 15, 2012 - 4:47 PM CDT

Name: "Geoff"
Home Page: http://www.angelfire.com/de/palma

PASSION takes place in Berlin, so, just like De Palma's FEMME FATALE took place in France and had passages of French dialogue, it is highly likely that PASSION will have passages of German dialogue. Which leads me to a question I was going to ask Lindsey: does Rachel McAdams speak German, do you know? As the CEO of a company in Berlin, it would seem her character must be able to speak the language.

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