Director Niels Arden Oplev and Swedish actress Noomi Rapace – who collaborated on the Swedish-language adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – reunite for the American neo-Noir thriller Dead Man Down, drawing from a script penned by Fringe co-showrunner and writer J.H. Wyman (whose previous feature-writing efforts include the Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts action-comedy The Mexican).
A new featurette offers a behind-the-scenes peek at the filmmaking process. That includes interviews with Oplev and Rapace discussing how Dead Man Down serves as a fitting thematic followup to their Dragon Tattoo adaptation. Meanwhile, cast members Colin Farrell (Total Recall (2012)) and Terrence Howard (Iron Man) voice their approval of Oplev’s directing style and focused approach.
Here is the official synopsis for Dead Man Down, followed by the poster:
Niels Arden Oplev, the acclaimed director of the original ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,’ makes his American theatrical debut with the new action thriller, ‘Dead Man Down.’ Colin Farrell joins the prestigious team as brave enforcer Victor, right hand man to an underground crime lord in New York City. He seeks to avenge the death of his wife and daughter caused by his boss. When his employer is threatened by a mysterious killer, Victor also becomes detective. Victor is seduced and blackmailed by Beatrice (Noomi Rapace), a victim turned avenger whose intense chemistry leads them spiraling into payback delivered in violent catharsis. The film co-stars Academy Award® nominee Terrence Howard and Dominic Cooper, from a screenplay by J.H.Wyman (Fringe).
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For more, check out the official Dead Man Down trailer.
Dead Man Down opens in U.S. theaters on March 8th, 2013.
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