Yeah, the US is late to this party. Easy Money is the American title for the 2010 Swedish thriller Snabba Cash, which finally makes it stateside in July. (Check your art hours theaters for showtimes, ’cause this isn’t going to make it into too many multiplexes. Here’s the synopsis.
Lower-class business student JW (Joel Kinnaman from AMC’s ‘The Killing’) 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.
A smash hit in its home country, the film already has at least one sequel in the can. You can check the trailer for Snabba Cash 2 out over at Twitch; it’s out in Sweden this August. The third film will complete the trilogy sometime next year. If this first one does well enough here, maybe the Weinsteins (or someone else) will bring the sequels over a little faster.
If you can’t stand reading movies, cross your fingers for Warner Brothers to exercise their remake option. It has Zac Efron attached!