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Dominic Cooper joins ‘Dead Man Down’

Action-thriller stars Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace

“Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” star Dominic Cooper is in negotiations to join fellow international stars Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace in IM Global and Original Film’s action-thriller “Dead Man Down.”

Niels Arden Oplev, who directed Rapace in the original adaptation of “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” is set to helm the pic, which Original Film principal Neal Moritz will produce with scribe J.H. Wyman of Frequency Films. Original’s Ori Marmur is exec producing with Reid Shane of Frequency.

A portrait of two people caught in the crosshairs of revenge, “Dead Man Down” finds Farrell infiltrating a crime syndicate responsible for the death of his family, with Rapace playing a mysterious, scarred beauty with intimate knowledge of his past. Cooper is in talks to play Darcy, a family man who works as Farrell’s partner on the street.

CAA represents the film’s domestic distribution rights, while financier IM Global is handling international sales. Production is skedded to start later this month.

Cooper is coming off a diverse trio of 2011 films in “The Devil’s Double,” “Captain America” and “My Week With Marilyn.” He’ll next be seen playing the mentor of the title character in Timur Bekmambetov’s “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,” which 20th Century Fox opens June 22.

Cooper is repped by CAA and Markham, Froggatt and Irwin in the U.K.

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