Dead Man Down, the new Colin Farrell thriller which also stars The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo's Noomi Rapace, is to be released in US cinemas next April.

Deadline.com reports that the film, directed by Niels Arden Oplev, director of the original Swedish version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, will be released on April 5.

Dead Man Down tells the story of Victor (Farrell), a professional killer for a crime boss who is blackmailed by Beatrice (Rapace), a victim seeking revenge.

The film also stars Terrence Howard and Dominic Cooper.