Today we have the first U.S. trailer for Daniel Espinosa‘s Easy Money. I say “U.S.” trailer because the film has been out since 2010, though not in North America. The Swedish crime drama was acquired a while ago by The Weinstein Company and after holding onto it for a bit, they have finally decided to release it. It makes sense too, seeing as the film’s star, Joel Kinnaman, is building a name for himself with roles in AMC’s The Killing and the upcoming RoboCop remake.
Plus, director Daniel Espinosa has some exposure in North America now as well, after having directed Universal’s Safe House. Oh, and finally, somehow they managed to get Martin Scorsese to lend his name to the project, which can never hurt.
As for the film itself, I think it looks quite good. Though the only reason that this is getting a release stateside is due to Kinnaman’s increased fame, I’m still very happy that we’re getting a chance to see it. It looks like a respectable entry into the Noir/thriller genre.
I was a fan of Espinosa’s directing style in Safe House and I’ve always been behind Kinnaman as an actor as he has a lot of talent, which he looks to showcase with Easy Money.
The film has picked up a number of awards already over in Sweden and personally, I’m really excited for this one.
Easy Money will have a limited theatrical release in the U.S. on July 11th, 2012.
Directed by Daniel Espinosa (Safe House), EASY MONEY is a Swedish crime thriller based on the international best-selling novel Snabba Cash by Jens Lapidus. Lower-class business student JW (Joel Kinnaman from AMC’s ‘The Killing’) falls in love with a sexy heiress while living a double life mingling with Stockholm’s wealthy elite. To keep up the facade of his lifestyle, he’s lured into a world of crime. Jorge is a petty fugitive on the run from both the police and Serbian mafia. He hopes that brokering a massive cocaine deal will allow him to escape for good. Mafia enforcer Mrado is on the hunt for Jorge, but his efforts are complicated when he’s unexpectedly saddled with caring for his young daughter. As JW’s journey ventures deeper into the dark world of organized crime, the fate of all three men becomes entangled and ends with a dramatic struggle for life and death.