The setup for this thriller is pretty straightfoward: Victor (Colin Farrell), is hired by a young woman (Rapace) to kill underground crime lord Alphonse Hoyt (Terrence Howard) in New York City to settle a personal score. But it's the treatment that has our attention, tossing out the standard procedural approach for something a lot more moody, and definitely more intriguing. Rapace and Farrell look reliably solid, but it's Howard who surprises, looking like he's having a blast playing the baddie. The cast is rounded out strongly by Dominic Cooper and Isabelle Huppert. Yes, Isabelle Huppert.
The trailer is a below. The quality is a bit uneven, but we'll swap it out with the HD version once that drops. "Dead Man Down" opens on March 8, 2013. And if you're wondering, the song is Kendra Morris' cover of Pink Floyd's "Shine On Your Crazy Diamond."