Martin Scorsese Teaming With Weinstein Co. to Present Crime Thriller 'Easy Money'

Martin Scorsese

Directed by Daniel Espinosa, the movie is based on the international best-seller "Snabba Cash."

Martin Scorsese is partnering with The Weinstein Co. to present Daniel Espinosa's Swedish crime thriller Easy Money, which begins rolling out in U.S. theaters next month.

“I was deeply impressed by Daniel Espinosa’s Easy Money -- by the harsh, elemental style, which reflects the milieu and the lives of the characters; by the powerful sense of fate, of well-meaning people who take one wrong turn and end up paying a terrible price; by the frightening and surprising evolution of the hero," Scorsese said.

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TWC opens Easy Money on July 11 in New York and July 13 in Los Angeles. Espinosa is developing The Outsider for Warner Bros. and was in theaters earlier this year with Safe House.

Based on Jens Lapidus' best-selling book Snabba Cash (Easy Money is the English translation), the movie interweaves the stories of three key players who are related to a Swedish drug trafficking ring. The film stars Joel Kinnaman (The Killing), Matias Varela (Storm), Dragomir Mrsic (Wallander), Dejan Cukic (The Trap) and Fares Fares (Safe House). 

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“This taut suspense thriller struck a chord with me, and I’m excited that a visionary like Martin Scorsese shares my passion for this film," TWC co-chairman Harvey Weinstein said.

Lapidus and Maria Karlsson wrote the adapted screenplay. Lapidus’ book, the first in a planned trilogy, has developed a global following and was released in the U.S. last month by Random House imprint Pantheon.