But right now, Farrell is doing none of those things. Instead, the Irish actor is filming thriller "Dead Man Down," which comes from Niels Arden Oplev, director of the original Swedish version of "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo," and "Fringe" writer J.H. Wyman. The actor plays a man seeking vengeance, aided by a mysterious woman (Noomi Rapace) and his best friend (Dominic Cooper) on the leader of a crime syndicate (Terrence Howard), while Isabelle Huppert, of all people, figures somewhere into the plot as well. We've already seen some glimpses of Farrell, rifle in hand, getting vengeful via some set photos, but the first official still has arrived via Deadline and... well, it's Farrell in a car park, carrying a bag and a plastic milk bottle. Fill your boots.
There's a reason for the image being released, however: Deadline report that FilmDistrict have acquired U.S. distribution rights to the project, and will release the picture next fall. Given that they're the company behind "Drive" and Rian Johnson's upcoming "Looper," it would seem to be a pretty good home for the picture. FilmDistrict also made another pick-up at Cannes, acquiring haunted-mirror horror "Oculus," presumably in the hope that it'll replicate the huge success they had with "Insidious" last year. That film shoots in the summer.
And finally in Cannes acquisition news, Deadline say that another relatively recent start-up, Relativity, have picked up thriller "Paranoia" for the U.S. Directed by Robert Luketic ("21"), the film stars "The Hunger Games"' Liam Hemsworth as an entry-level employee at a tech company tasked by his manipulative boss with becoming a corporate spy at a rival. Things get murderous from there, thanks to a supporting cast that includes Gary Oldman, Harrison Ford, Lucas Till and new addition Richard Dreyfuss. It sounds like a sort of spin on "Wall Street" or "Antitrust," but we're hopeful that Oldman's presence means that this might be a cut above. Relativity have already put it on the schedule: it'll hit theaters on September 27th, 2013.