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Hot Trailer: ‘Dead Man Down’

By | Wednesday January 2, 2013 @ 1:09pm PST

The first trailer for the Colin Farrell-starring Dead Man Down dropped today. Niels Arden Oplev directed the crime thriller, about a professional killer and right-hand man to an underground New York crime lord who’s seduced and blackmailed by a crime victim seeking retribution. The latter juicy role is being played by Noomi Rapace, who did the Swedish Girl With The Dragon Tattoo pic with Oplev. Terrence Howard and Dominic Cooper co-star in Dead Man Down, which was penned by J.H. Wyman, who co-produced with Neal H. Moritz. FilmDistrict has set a March 8 release for the movie, a month earlier than originally planned.


Watch it on YouTube: Dead Man Down Official Trailer

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‘Dead Man Down’ Gets New Release Date

By | Thursday September 27, 2012 @ 4:50pm PDT

FilmDistrict has re-set the release date for the Niels Arden Oplev-helmed Dead Man Down to March 8, 2013, nearly a month earlier than its original April 5 date. It will now open against Buena Vista’s Oz: The Great And Powerful and Focus Features’ Admission. The film stars Colin Farrell as Victor, a professional killer and the right-hand man to an underground crime lord in New York City who’s seduced and blackmailed by Beatrice (Noomi Rapace), a crime victim seeking retribution. The cast also features Terrence Howard and Dominic Cooper. J.H. Wyman penned and co-produced the film with Neal H. Moritz. IM Global and WWE Studios financed.

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‘Dead Man Down’ Gets Release Date

By | Thursday June 21, 2012 @ 11:26am PDT

FilmDistrict has announced an April 5, 2013 release date for the Niels Arden Oplev-helmed Dead Man Down. The film stars Colin Farrell as Victor, a professional killer and the right-hand man to an underground crime lord in New York City who’s seduced and blackmailed by Beatrice (Noomi Rapace), a crime victim seeking retribution. The cast also features Terrence Howard and Dominic Cooper. J.H. Wyman penned and co-produced the film with Neal H. Moritz. IM Global and WWE Studios financed.

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FilmDistrict Buys U.S. Rights To Colin Farrell-Noomi Rapace Pic ‘Dead Man Down’

Mike Fleming

Colin Farrell Dead Man DownEXCLUSIVE: FilmDistrict has closed a deal for U.S. distribution rights to Dead Man Down, a romantic thriller being directed by Niels Arden Oplev and starring Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace, Terrence Howard and Dominic Cooper. Rapace and Oplev teamed in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, and she next stars in the Ridley Scott-directed Prometheus.

It is the second significant acquisition of the Cannes Film Festival by FilmDistrict, which also acquired the horror film Oculus from Intrepid Pictures.

Noomi Rapace Dead Man DownScripted by J.H. Wyman (Fringe), Dead Man Down stars Farrell as the right-hand man to an underground crime lord in New York City who is seduced and blackmailed by Beatrice (Rapace), a crime victim seeking retribution. Their chemistry and intense relationship leads them to execute a violent and cathartic plan for revenge.

The $30 million film is being financed by IM Global and WWE Studios. Original Films’ Neal H. Moritz is producing with Wyman through his Frequency Films shingle. FilmDistrict CEO Peter Schlessel is executive producer along with Ori Marmur, Stuart Ford, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Deepak Nayar, and WWE Films’ Michael Luisi. The film began shooting in Philadelphia and New York in April and FilmDistrict will release it in the fall of 2013. Read More »

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Isabelle Huppert Joins ‘Dead Man Down’

By | Monday April 30, 2012 @ 12:30pm PDT

Isabelle Huppert Dead Man DownEXCLUSIVE: Add Isabelle Huppert to the cast of Dead Man Down. The two-time Cannes Film Festival Best Actress winner will join Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace, Terrence Howard and Dominic Cooper in the underworld thriller. Niels Arden Oplev, who helmed the original 2009 Swedish version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, is directing. The movie started filming last week in Philadelphia; Huppert begins her filming later in May. Read More »

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‘Dead Man Down’ Filming Set As WWE Studios Joins IM Global In Co-Financing

By | Friday April 20, 2012 @ 4:34pm PDT

Principal photography for Dead Man Down, a romantic thriller directed by Niels Arden Oplev, is slated to begin Monday in Philadelphia. The movie stars Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace, Terrence Howard and Dominic Cooper. Oplev directed Rapace in an earlier revenge-themed movie, the Swedish version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Farrell plays a crime lord’s right-hand man who is seduced by Rapace’s character in a scheme to exact retribution. Financing, sales and distribution company IM Global founder and CEO Stuart Ford and WWE Studios President Michael Luisi also announced that WWE Studios has joined IM Global as co-financier on the project. Neal Moritz’s Original Film and screenwriter J.H. Wyman of Frequency Films are producing the $30 million movie.

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