FilmDistrict Acquires Dead Man Down Starring Noomi Rapace And Colin Farrell
The Cannes Film Festival is now well underway in the South of France and amidst the glitz and glamour, there is still also a lot of business taking place. FilmDistrict, perhaps best known for being behind last year's Drive - a strong contender for the Palme, Nicolas Winding Refn walked away with Best Director - has already acquired Intrepid Pictures' horror flick Oculus this year before closing the deal for U.S. distribution rights to Dead Man Down.
Deadline reports that FilmDistrict has also acquired the new film from director Niels Arden Oplev , the man behind the original Swedish adaptation of Stieg Larsson's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (Män Som Hatar Kvinnor). Dead Man Down re-teams the director with his Dragon Tattoo leading lady as Noomi Rapace stars alongside Colin Farrell in this romantic revenge thriller set in the criminal underworld. The studio also just released the first official still from the film-- take a look at Farrell's character, the right-hand man to a New York City crime boss.
Written by Fringe's J.H. Wyman, the film follows Farrell's criminal 'number-two' who is tricked and then falls for Rapace's vengeful former victim. The pair's immediate and undeniable chemistry not only sparks an intense relationship but also a plan for her character Beatrice to get her revenge. And their quest for retribution might get a little violent. Also starring Terrence Howard and the great Dominic Cooper, Dead Man Down began shooting in Philadelphia and New York back in April and FilmDistrict is planning for a fall of 2013 release. Until then, you can catch Rapace in Ridley Scott's Prometheus this summer as well as Farrell in the Total Recall remake and (back with his In Bruges director Martin McDonagh for) Seven Psychopaths.
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