Colin Farrell Joins Noomi Rapace And Niels Arden Oplev For Dead Man Down
It would seem that director Niels Arden Oplev knows that when you find the gold in the mine, you stop digging. In 2009 the Danish filmmaker blew up after directing the Swedish-language version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. But while the story was solid, the pace was great and the visuals were beautiful, the best part of the movie was the performance by Noomi Rapace, who played anti-social hacker Lisbeth Salander and became a star in her own right (she'll next be seen this December in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows). Now the two are set to work together again, and they are bringing in another high-profile actor for the ride.
According to THR, Oplev and Rapace will be teaming with Colin Farrell for the recently announced project Dead Man Down. Unveiled at the American Film Market, the project is described as a mob drama about a hitman (Farrell) who falls in love with a "disfigured former beauty" (Rapace) and goes on a killing spree. The script was written by J.H. Wyman, who is best known for his work on the Fox series Fringe. Wyman is also producing the project along with Neal Moritz and Ori Marmur.
While Oplev has been attached to American titles before, such as Marcus Sakey's Good People and The Last Photograph (which he is no longer doing), none of them have made it into production yet. In fact, the director hasn't made a movie since The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. The plan is to start shooting Dead Man Down in early 2012.
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