Niels Arden Oplev, director of the original Scandinavian adaptation of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, is busy putting together his English-language debut, Dead Man Down. Now Variety reports that Terrence Howard has joined the cast.
Noomi Rapace will play the lead character, who enlists the help of a shady criminal (Colin Farrell) to get revenge on the mob boss who murdered her family. Terrence Howard will play the crime lord, Alphonse Hoyt, who is used to being feared before this revenge-seeking duo wreaks havoc on his crime enterprise. A few days ago Dominic Cooper signed up to play Colin Farrell’s partner on the street.
Production is scheduled to begin later this month in Philadelphia.