Duo signs on for mob thriller.

Colin Farrell is set to co-star with Noomi Rapace (‘Prometheus,’ ‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows’) in the $30 million action thriller ‘Dead Man Down.’ The film will reunite Rapace with her ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ director Niels Arden Oplev.

A thrilling tale of vengeance, Colin Farrell stars as Victor, 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 intense chemistry leads them spiraling into payback delivered in violent catharsis.

Filming is expected to begin early 2012 with screenwriter J.H. Wyman (‘Fringe,’ ‘The Mexican’) producing alongside Neal H Moritz (‘The Fast and the Furious,’ ‘I Am Legend,’ ‘XXX’).