Victor is a hit man who has been blackmailed to kill his boss. Alphonse Hoyt is the local NYC crime lord who Victor is after. Victor’s neighbor, Beatrice happens to witness a murder that Victor is responsible for and blackmails him into killing Hoyt. Hoyt had attacked Beatrice in a brutal, violent battle, which left her maimed permanently. The two come together to get revenge on the man they both hate. Hey, there's some love in there too. Beatrice seduces Victor, just to add the perfect element to the crime.
Colin Farrell plays Victor in “Dead Man Down.” Farrell is one of Ireland’s hottest rising stars in Hollywood. His titles include “Phone Booth,” “Total Recall (2012),” “Alexander” and “Bruges” to name but a few from his lengthy repertoire.
Noomi Rapace returns for Oplev’s “Dead Man Down.” She played in the Swedish version of “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” adaptation and now he has signed her on to portray Beatrice.
Terrence Howard’s acting skills come full throttle in “Dead Man Down.” Howard goes from a sweet guy characterization in "Movie 43," to the hardcore NYC crime lord in “Dead Man Down.” Howard is known for “Iron Man,” “Hustle and Flow,” “Four Brothers” and “Crash,” just to graze the top of the list. He is also in the new release “Movie 43.”
The marketing company for “Dead Man Down,” FilmDistrict, put a hold on the film due to the recent Sandy Hook Elementary shootings. We have to respect them for that.
The producer, Neal H. Moritz, is the heavy weight behind the “Fast and the Furious” series of films, which is why all the action scenes with exploding buildings, cars and people.
As far as the graphics go, we have a winner, it appears in the trailer anyway. The acting, I’m certain, will be superb from a cast of names such as the actors in “Dead Man Down.” It seems that if crime thrills and chills, explosions and violence is your thing, then we have a winner. That is if the movie hasn’t shown us the best parts of the entire film. Somehow, I doubt it.