Brian De Palma is returning to filmmaking after half a decade out

The Scarface director has boarded Domino, with Christina Hendricks and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.


Amy Bowker

Brian De Palma is set to return to directing with a contemporary crime thriller called Domino, which will begin filming in the summer. Norwegian writer Petter Skavland, who penned the screenplay for 2012 historical drama Kon-Tiki, has written the film.

Domino tells the story of a Danish police officer (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau aka Jaime Lannister in Game of Thrones) that goes rogue to pursue a terror suspect in the wake of his partner’s untimely death. Christina Hendricks plays the officer that joins him on the journey, later to uncover that they’re hot on the trail of an ISIS cell.

De Palma is notorious for dividing critical opinion, and for directing such modern classics as Scarface, The Untouchables and Mission: Impossible. Most recently he helmed Passion back in 2012, which starred Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace and received lukewarm reviews.

The project has been announced just ahead of the 70th Cannes Film Festival, where it promises to be one of the most popular films up for purchase at the festival. Domino is being produced by Michael Schonnemann and co-produced by Antonio Perez Perez and Jaqueline de Gooeji.

Published 4 May 2017

Tags: Brian De Palma Christina Hendricks Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

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