As one of the universally agreed-upon bright spots of Ridley Scott's Prometheus, and of course as the unforgettable Lisbeth Salander in the original Swedish Girl with the Dragon Tattoo films, Noomi Rapace is very much on her way up, and could easily be a good role away from being the new Marion Cotillard-- a foreign actress to become an A-lister in the States. She may be hoping the trick to getting there is a reunion with her Dragon Tattoo director Niels Arden Oplev, for their first English-language collaboration Dead Man Down. Get your first look at it in the new trailer below.

Aside from the undeniably up-and-coming Rapace, the rest of the cast seems to be people who could use a break-- Colin Farrell primary among them, after last summer's disappointing Total Recall remake. Terrence Howard has also been on a bad run since his Oscar-nominated work in Hustle and Flow, and there's even Dominic Cooper in there somewhere, having popped up in Abraham LIncoln: Vampire Hunter last year and never seeming to get the kind of work he deserves.

Let's be honest: Dead Man Down looks more like a straightforward thriller than an acting showcase, and it's unlikely any of this cast will show us something here that surprises us. But the movie also looks stylish and intriguing, and though the story about a mysterious woman hiring a hit man is as old as time, it has stuck around because it works. Dead Man Down comes to theaters March 8, opposite the Tina Fey comedy Admission and the Sam Raimi mega-fantasy Oz: The Great And Powerful.

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