Niels Arden Oplev made a bit of a splash with his Scandinavian version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, but it’s taken him a while to sort out his follow-up. Now things are coming together, with THR reporting that he’ll helm Dead Man Down, and that Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace will star.
The $30 million action thriller, written by J.H. Wyman (Fringe, The Mexican), is a tale of vengeance, with Colin Farrell playing Victor, right hand man to an underground crime lord in New York City who is seduced and blackmailed by Beatrice (Rapace), a crime victim seeking retribution. Their intense chemistry leads them spiraling into payback delivered in violent catharsis.
Dead Man Down is scheduled to start shooting in early 2012.
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