Dubliner Colin Farrell has always been exceptionally close to his Irish family, which he showed yet again last week on the set of his new film project 'Dead Man Down' in Philadelphia.

There were Farrells all over the City of Brotherly Love as Colin was accompanied by his dad Eamon, a former pro soccer player in Ireland, and his sister Claudine, who has worked as his personal assistant.

The film is a crime thriller, and in it Farrell plays a mobster hell bent on getting revenge for the death of his family.  Judging by the shot of him here with a rifle in his hand and a fearsome face, Colin is getting into character quite nicely.

The film is due for release sometime next year. In the meantime, he’ll be in the hotly anticipated 'Total Recall' remake in August.