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Scorsese, TWC bring 'Easy Money' to U.S.

June 14, 2012 at 8:54 PM   |   Comments

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NEW YORK, June 14 (UPI) -- The Weinstein Co. says it is partnering with Martin Scorsese to present screenings of Daniel Espinosa's Swedish thriller, "Easy Money," in the United States.

The film is to be shown in New York July 11 and Los Angeles July 13, TWC Co-Chairman Harvey Weinstein announced Thursday.

Based on the best-selling novel "Snabba Cash" by Jens Lapidus, "Easy Money" stars Joel Kinnaman, Matias Varela, Dragomir Mrsic, Dejan Cukic and Fares Fares. It interweaves the stories of three key players related to a Swedish drug trafficking ring, a synopsis said.

"'Easy Money' affirms Daniel Espinosa is a major talent and features the star-making performance by Joel Kinnaman from 'The Killing,'" Weinstein said in a statement. "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."

"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. 'Easy Money' is a tough story and a film to be reckoned with," Scorsese said.

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