AFM: Cinedigm Snaps Up Two Installments Of ‘Easy Money’

By | Thursday October 31, 2013 @ 10:16am PDT
Mike Fleming

Cinedigm has acquired from TrustNordisk Easy Money: Hard To Kill and Easy Money: Life Deluxe, the thriller that launched the stars of Safe House helmer Daniel Espinosa and Robocop‘s Joel Kinnaman with the original 2010 Swedish … Read More »

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Paradigm Signs Swedish Scribe Behind ‘Easy Money’ Pics

By | Thursday August 22, 2013 @ 5:15pm PDT

EXCLUSIVE: Maria Karlsson, the screenwriter who penned the Swedish thriller trilogy Easy Money, has signed with Paradigm. Those movies helped launch the U.S. careers of star Joel Kinnaman and … Read More »

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‘The Imposter’, ‘Easy Money’, ‘Trishna’ Lead Mixed Bag Of Debuts: Specialty B.O.

By | Sunday July 15, 2012 @ 10:25am PDT

A slew of new specialty rollouts hit theaters over the weekend with mixed results. Indomina’s Sundance documentary The Imposter came in as the per-theatre-average winner, with a single location in New York. The Bart Layton-directed film grossed $20,643. “It’s a great opening weekend,” Indomina’s Rob Williams said this morning. “Stellar reviews and great public turnout shows us the film is really connecting.” Indomina will take the title to additional markets on July 27th. The Weinstein Company opened Swedish production Easy Money in two locations, averaging just under $12K. “We feel we’re off to a good start with Easy Money,” said TWC’s Head of Distribution Erik Lomis. “We had a 75% jump from Friday to Saturday, which proves there is great word of mouth on the film so we’re optimistic for our prospects heading into the expansion.” Cohen Media Group’s Farewell My Queen opened nicely in several locations, averaging just over $18K per site. The film directed by Benoît Jacquot has grossed over $72K.

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‘Ballplayer: Pelotero,’ ‘Easy Money,’ ‘The Imposter,’ ‘Red Lights,’ ‘Trishna’: Specialty Box Office

By | Friday July 13, 2012 @ 7:00am PDT

Three features and two docs are among this week’s new specialty releases hitting theaters against the summer tentpoles. Sundance doc The Imposter may prove somewhat controversial given the con-man who figures at the center of the story — and who proved to be the source of heavy anxiety in making the film. Ballplayer: Pelotero may move beyond hard-core baseball fans about two people pursuing the American dream. On the narrative side, Red Lights director Rodrigo Cortés tells Deadline about a rule he broke while writing the screenplay for the story he also directed. Easy Money distributor The Weinstein Company hopes to tap into the success of director Daniel Espinosa’s previous box office smash, and Sundance Selects’ Trishna heads into theaters after a hefty festival run for the Michael Winterbottom-directed feature.

Ballplayer: Pelotero
Directors: Ross Finkel, Trevor Martin, Jonathan Paley
Subjects: Jean Carlos Batista, Miguel Angel Sano, John Leguizamo (Narrator)
Distributor: Strand Releasing

Executive producers Andrew Muscato and Bobby Valentine set up Makuhari Media in 2010 to make sports documentaries and thought baseball would make a good start. The pair saw footage from what would become Ballplayer: Pelotero and decided to take on the project. “What drives me is that we want to tell stories set in the world of sports but have a general appeal to an audience,” Muscato told Deadline. “These people in Pelotero tell a story about people who want to fulfill their dreams.” The project also attracted veteran doc editor Mary Manhardt (Racing Dreams, The Canal Street Madam), which also was a boon to the project about two top baseball players from the Dominican Republic who face fierce competition and corruption as they chase their dreams. “She can take a niche subject and make it palatable to audiences,” noted Muscato. “Getting her made it a selling point for us to be part of the film.” Read More »

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Martin Scorsese Lends Name To U.S. Release Of ‘Safe House’ Helmer Daniel Espinosa’s ‘Easy Money’

By | Thursday June 14, 2012 @ 12:00pm PDT
Mike Fleming

New York, NY – June 14, 2012 – The Weinstein Company (TWC) announced today that it is partnering with Academy Award® winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese to present Daniel Espinosa’s acclaimed Swedish crime thriller, EASY MONEY in New York on

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