Next Gen 2010: Hollywood's Young Guns
Espinosa first experienced the arts in an acting program for troubled youth in his hometown of Stockholm. Today he's the acclaimed director of The Fighter (no, not the new Mark Wahlberg film), which made a splash on the foreign festival circuit and paved the way for his second feature as writer-director of Easy Money. A graduate of Denmark's prestigious National Film School, Espinosa will soon be at the helm of the action thriller Safe House, which begins filming in Cape Town in the spring with Ryan Reynolds and Denzel Washington. Has Espinosa has gone Hollywood? Nah. He still lives in Sweden with wife Nina, a doctor.