According to a Variety article posted yesterday, Brian De Palma is no longer attached to The Key Man. The project, with a screenplay written by Joby Harold, had originally been announced almost a year ago, and projected to start shooting by the end of 2011. When that didn't happen, De Palma quickly got things rolling on Passion, which is now headed to the festival season. According to the Variety article, Open Road Films is currently in talks with Oskar Thor Axelsson to direct The Key Man. The article provides a new bit of detail about the main character, a single father who is also a puzzle editor (that latter bit is the new detail), targeted by government agents because his body holds clues to national secrets.