Hollywood’s Snabba Cash a.k.a. Easy Money arrives stateside with a classy new title and ‘Martin Scorsese presents’ branding.
The Swedish crime thriller was the film that introduced the industry to the talents of star Joel Kinnaman before he became a household name with AMC’s The Killing, and director Daniel Espinosa who just got a gig directing the A-list actioner Safe House starring Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds.
Lower-class business student JW (Kinnaman) 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.
The domestic trailer reveals they generally keep dialogue to a minimum, disguising the fact that it’s actually a foreign film. The good news for fans eager for a sequel is that the sequel is due to be released in Europe this summer, so if people end up finding the film, they can rest assured there will be more down the line.
Easy Money comes to theaters July 11th, 2012 in limited release and also stars Matias Padin Varela, Dragomir Mrsic, Lisa Henni, Mahmut Suvakci, Jones Danko, Lea Stojanov, Dejan Cukic and Fares Fares.
Check out the first stateside trailer along with a poster endorsed by great Scorsese.