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Noomi Rapace & Colin Farrell Thriller 'Dead Man Down' To Hit Theaters On April 5, 2013

by Kevin Jagernauth
June 21, 2012 4:11 PM
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Well, this will be an interesting little experiment. While both have been part of hit films, neither Noomi Rapace or Colin Farrell are necessarily marquee names. Sure, Rapace was part of the successful Swedish version of "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" and is currently starring in "Prometheus," but that movie is sold on concept, not her name. As for Farrell, he's always been a wildcard, hard to predict, and he was likely more known last summer for his brief supporting role in "Horrible Bosses" than as the wicked villain of "Fright Night."

But FilmDistrict is hoping both names can generate some heat, as they have pegged a spring April 5, 2013 date for the film. Helmed by 'Dragon Tattoo' director Niels Arden Oplev, the thriller follows Victor (Farrell), who sabotages the business and picks off the men belonging to underground crime lord Alphonse Hoyt (Terrence Howard) in New York City as vengeance for the death of a family member. The cast is rounded out strong by Dominic Cooper and Isabelle Huppert.

The ingredients are all here for a smart little genre flick (and we're intrigued as hell to see what Huppert brings to the game), so we'll see how this works out. But the film will face some fierce competition, opening against the untitled Sandra Bullock/Melissa McCarthy comedy from Fox. [THR]

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  • AS | June 21, 2012 11:12 PMReply

    Sad to see two very talented actors throwing integrity to the wind and collecting as many paychecks as they can. Rapace certainly didn't waste any time, did she?

  • ghosh | June 29, 2012 10:49 AM

    @b:son -- A lot of people would and should say no to Guy Ritchie. He makes horrible movies.

  • B:son | June 28, 2012 3:57 PM

    Go gotta be kidding about Rapace? Who on this earth would say no to Ridley Scott, Guy Ritchie and Brian de Palma? And Oplev? The man who directed The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and her major breaktrough? Everything isn't about money and especially not when it comes to Noomi. Integrity? You obviously don't know the meaning of the word. *sigh*

  • Mike | June 23, 2012 5:35 PM

    This is from Rapace's Girl with the Dragon Tattoo director & written by one of the showrunners of Fringe, both know how to elevate genre fare and this will be all of the 3rd film Rapace has done in America & Prometheus was definitely not a throwaway paycheck movie. Farrell is also very choosy with his roles & deliberately avoided any big Hollywood roles (which this isn't) for years until Total Recall. Some people just want to criticize everyone for the same of criticism.

  • Cde. | June 21, 2012 7:57 PMReply

    If a man is dead, he's obviously down...

  • Rohan | June 21, 2012 4:42 PMReply

    Sounds like a solid thriller to me.

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