It took five months, but Niels Arden Oplev (the Swedish Dragon Tattoo) appears to have found a third actor for Dead Man Down. Variety reports that Dominic Cooper has been talking with Neil H. Moritz‘s Original Film about joining the thriller — a job that, should he accept, would put him onscreen with Noomi Rapace and Colin Farrell.
J.H. Wyman is the scribe at work here, having crafted a story that centers on “Victor (Farrell), a crime syndicate responsible for the death of his family”; Rapace will be seen as “a mysterious, scarred beauty with intimate knowledge of his past.” Cooper‘s part is that of Darcy, Victor’s partner and a a family man himself (thematic connection!).
While the action thriller is hardly new territory for this guy — who’s only just becoming a star, oddly enough — I’d argue the initial casting and basic premise do enough to lend promise to Dead Man Down as an overall piece. It might not win Cooper any Oscars or launch his career a great deal further, but I’m, nevertheless, anticipating good work on his part. That’s the most we can even ask for here.
Are you hopeful about Dead Man Down, particularly with this new casting?
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