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FilmDistrict takes US rights to Dead Man Down

FilmDistrict has picked up US rights to Dead Man Down starring Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace and has set an autumn 2013 release.

Niels Arden Oplev is directing from a screenplay by J H Wyman about a crime lord’s lieutenant who falls for a vengeful victim. Production got underway in Philadelphia and New York in April.

IM Global and WWE Studios jointly financed the $30m project and Neal Moritz produces through Original Films alongside Wyman of Frequency Films.

Ori Marmur, IM global chief Stuart Ford, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Deepak Nayar and FilmDistrict CEO Peter Schlessel will serve as executive producers. 

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