After recently acquiring the US distribution rights for ‘Dead Man Down,’ FilmDistrict has set loose this first official look at Colin Farrell in Niels Arden Oplev’s (the Swedish ‘Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’) revenge-thriller. In ‘Dead Man Down,’ Farrell plays Victor, the right hand man to an underground crime lord in New York City who is seduced and blackmailed by Beatrice (Noomi Rapace), a crime victim seeking retribution. Their intense chemistry leads them spiraling into payback delivered in violent catharsis.

Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace are joined in the film by Terrance Howard and Dominic Cooper. Howard plays Alphonse Hoyt, a charming but brutal crime lord who is accustomed to being feared but is thrown off guard when a mysterious tormenter (Farrell) starts sabotaging his business from within and picks off his men one by one as revenge for the death of a family member. Dominic Cooper plays Darcy, Farrell’s partner on the street. Set for release in 2013, ‘Dead Man Down’ reunites Rapace with Oplev, who helmed the original ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.’