'Easy Money' for TrustNordisk

Daniel Espinosa's action film sells in U.K., Australia

CANNES -- Scandi sales outfit TrustNordisk has cashed in with Swedish crime thriller "Easy Money" (Snabba Cash), selling Daniel Espinosa's actioner about a young man who becomes a runner for a drug dealer to Icon in the U.K. and Madman in Australia.

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Trust said it also is beginning presales on Espinosa's two sequels in the "Snabba Cash" franchise, set to begin shooting in summer 2011 and feature the same cast. Trust already has sold the original "Snabba Cash" to more than 20 countries. TWC took U.S., German and Italian rights for "Easy Money" after a bidding war at the European Film Market in Berlin.

Trust landed a trio of presales for Susanne Bier's upcoming Danish drama "In a Better World," with Universum taking the title for Germany, Frenetic getting Switzerland and California Films buying Brazilian rights.

California also nabbed Lars Von Trier's "Melancholia" and David Mackenzie's new feature "Last Word" in presales deals with TrustNordisk.