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September 07,2014
Melanie Jo   /   0 Comments   •   Headlines & Rumors Projects Snabba Cash

Easy_Money_III_-_Blu-rayScreenrelish.com – The third and final chapter in the acclaimed crime saga EASY MONEY (also known in as SNABBA CASH) sees ROBOCOP and THE KILLING’s rising star Joel Kinnaman return to the role that made his name. EASY MONEY III: LIFE DELUXE promises another intense thrill ride for genre fans as his antihero JW seeks answers to the whereabouts of his beloved sister, as well as revenge for his past dark deeds.

Below we have the official press release confirming EASY MONEY III: LIFE DELUXE will arrive on DVD, Blu-ray and VOD from the 20th October!

Hollywood’s latest “leading man” discovery Joel Kinnaman (Robocop; The Killing; The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) stars in “Easy Money III: Life Deluxe”, the explosive final chapter of the hit Nordic Noir trilogy out on DVD, Blu-ray and Download 20th October 2014 through Icon Film Distribution.

Combining elements of the hugely popular and utterly compelling Nordic Noir genre with the pure essence of classic Hollywood gangster sagas (particularly “The Godfather” trilogy), “Easy Money III: Life Deluxe” is an intelligent, action-packed finale to one of the best crime thriller trilogies seen in recent years.

Joel Kinnaman and Matias Verela (The Borgias) both deliver standout performances, while Jens Jonsson’s inventive direction delivers in spades, particularly during the film’s stunning and visually breathtaking bank robbery sequence.

“Entertaining, nail-biting, adrenalin-pumping…” 4* The Iris.

JW now lives in exile and is more than ever determined to find out what happened to his missing sister Camilla. Every trace leads him to the world of organized crime in Stockholm. Jorge is about to do his last score – the largest robbery in Swedish history. But during the complicated preparations he meets a woman from his past, Nadja. Martin Hägerström is chosen to go undercover into the Serbian mafia, in order to get its notorious boss Radovan Krajnic behind bars. When an assassination attempt is made on Radovan, his daughter Natalie is pulled into the power struggle within the Serbian mafia.

January 18,2014
Melanie Jo   /   0 Comments   •   Headlines & Rumors Snabba Cash Videos

The first film I saw at the 2011 Toronto Film Festival was Daniel Espinosa’s Easy Money (Snabba Cash), starring Joel Kinnaman as JW, a starving business student who spends his free time hob-nobbing with Stockholm elite while hiding the fact he works as a taxi driver. As it turns out, in order to attain the life he wants he’s going to have to make some tough moral choices.

Since then Espinosa has gone on to direct Safe House starring Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds and has Child 44 coming later this year. Kinnaman moved on to “The Killing” and will lead the RoboCop remake this summer as well as a co-starring role in Espinosa’s Child 44.

However, the same weekend Kinnaman will be protecting and serving Detroit in his robo-suit, he’ll be returning as JW in Easy Money: Hard to Kill, this time directed by Babak Najafi.

After serving time for the events that went down in the first film, JW is struggling to get back on an honest path. There are glimmers of hope in his life: some venture capitalists are interested in a new piece of trading software he’s developed, and while behind bars he’s made peace with an old enemy.

This all proves to be an illusion. On leave from prison, and back in contact with his former gang, JW learns that once you’ve walked in the shoes of a criminal there just may be no going back.

As for the first film, I enjoyed it with a couple of reservations, writing in my review:

Easy Money is a fascinating crime thriller that continually raises the stakes with each twist in the plot and a handful of different characters juggled throughout. The only problem with this is that occasionally a storyline goes missing for too long resulting in a bit of a disconnect only to have it return later on down the line after you thought Espinosa had decided to abandon that angle altogether. Having not read Lapidas’s novel I can’t tell you if various aspects of the story could have been saved for future installments (the sequels are already in the works), or if enough had been snipped just to get things down to the current two hour runtime, but it’s still an entertaining watch.

Hitting theaters two days after RoboCop, Easy Money: Hard to Kill arrives in theaters and On Demand on February 14. Check out the trailer below.

– source: ropeofsilicon.com

July 18,2013

Joel Kinnaman is an easy man to get hold of – just a phone call to his home in Sweden, where’s he’s enjoying the summer with his family – but this is bound to change.

The affable Swede, already a familiar face for his role in the US version of ‘The Killing’, has been cherry-picked to be the new face of the $100million Robocop reboot, an opportunity he’s suitably circumspect about…

“I wanted to get a lead role, because I know that’s the only way to navigate the system, to work with the directors I respect the most, to help finance the projects I care about.

“So it was great to get the job, initially. And then the actors worked through the script, and I realised it was political and very intelligent. AND we had the chance to change our dialogue, make it better. That was very unusual.”

Why did he get the much-desired gig? “No idea,” he says modestly, but when pressed, “It was pretty intense, audition-wise. I had to see them three times. So maybe they just gave it to the guy still standing up.”

But first, there’s ‘Easy Money’ – a gangland thriller made four years ago by Kinnaman and his friends, recently championed by no less a luminary than Martin Scorsese, hence this week’s international release, including in the UK.

“We were like giddy little schoolboys when we heard he liked it,” reports Kinnaman. “It’s a great honour.”

Kinnaman plays JW – “neither white nor black, but like most of us living in the grey” is how he puts it.

“The film was a real work of love, a group of friends working together. I wouldn’t normally be able to talk about something I did four years ago, but this one was different.”

While Kinnaman’s big screen star starts to shine brightly, he remains committed to ‘The Killing’, now in its third season.

“I didn’t even know it was a remake,” he admits, much to the horror of Nordic Noir fans everywhere, “But my parents were really surprised.

“After three years together, we’re leaving the Danish show behind. I really feel we’re coming into our own now.”

As is Kinnaman, by the sounds of things.

– source: huffingtonpost.co.uk

July 03,2013
Melanie Jo   /   0 Comments   •   Headlines & Rumors Snabba Cash

Sweden’s Way Out West festival has announced its film programme including Richard Linklater’s Before Midnight and Stephen Soderbergh’s Behind The Candelabra.

The festival also hosts the world premiere of the third film in the trilogy Easy Money: Life Deluxe, starring Joel Kinnaman.

Other titles include:

Zal Batmanglij’s The East
Felix Van Groeningen’s The Broken Circle Breakdown
Wong Kar-wai’s The Grandmaster
documentary Reincarnated: Snoop Lion
Noah Baumbach’s Frances Ha
street dance project Flex Is Kings
Peaches Does Herself
Shane Meadows’ Stone Roses: Made of Stone
Sundance hit doc 20 Feet From Stardom.

The short films include Athina Rachel Tsangari’s The Capsule.

The festival will run August 8-10 in Gothenburg, Sweden. It attracts more than 30,000 visitors annually and this year’s musical acts include Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Alicia Keys, Cat Power and Kendrick Lamar.

The film programme is in its third year and it runs at five cinemas and an outdoor cinema at the festival.

“The films we premiered last year went on to become the most successful Scandinavian films of the year”, says Svante Tidholm, Way Out West’s head of film programming. “This year we’re aiming even higher, with more international films, more Swedish, European and World premieres as well as more international talent.“

– source: screendaily.com

August 23,2012

“Easy Money II” aktuelle Joel Kinnaman took a break from Hollywood movie snack with MovieZine.

“Fast Cash” was really a ticket straight to the dream factory. Three years ago no one knew his name – next summer lit up the big screen worldwide when Joel Kinnaman enters into the role of RoboCop. But before that, he focused on JW’s continuing story, brat guy from “Fast Cash” that ended up in bad company and should be further down in the muck of the bioaktuella sequel.

We took a coffee with Joel on hotels Anglais to talk about happy endings, remakes and his audition for “Thor”.

You have managed to do something so unusual as to make a sequel that hit number one. What is the secret behind it?
– It’s great that you like it. I’m very proud of the first movie as well of course. Anyone who has been involved in these films has been two years to mature and strengthen their self-confidence. All we have taken new steps, and then we have a great director in Babak Najafi makes an incredibly good job.
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July 26,2012
Stef   /   0 Comments   •   Interviews Snabba Cash

Joel Kinnaman, fresh from finishing filming the new RoboCop where he takes the title role, sits down for an exclusive interview with Movie Fanatic to discuss the film that put him on the map. Easy Money is a crime thriller that still has this writer trying to shake off its power. “I’m very proud of it. I think it’s maybe the best work I’ve done, in front of the camera anyway,” Kinnaman said.

Kinnaman portrays JW, a talented Stockholm business school student who is tired of being on the cusp of Sweden’s high society. When an opportunity arises for him to participate in a drug deal that will bring him the kind of money to firmly plant him in Stockholm’s upper crust, he takes it… and our unforgettable thriller begins.

Movie Fanatic: What do you think most prepared you for the role of JW?

Joel Kinnaman: It was very rewarding. I just had went on hiatus from playing Raskolnikov in Crime and Punishment, which is something quite similar — a storyline that takes him even further. I was in a very good place to go there with this guy.
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July 19,2012
Stef   /   0 Comments   •   Interviews Robocop Snabba Cash

You know Joel Kinnaman from TV’s “The Killing” and the future Robocop. His popularity has gotten one of his Swedish films released in the states. Easy Money (Snabba Cash) stars Kinnaman as J.W., part of a gang of thieves who get into violent trouble with their crime, and feel the dramatic pain in their personal relationships. Kinnaman was a delight to speak with by phone, and was even good-natured about our Robocop prying.

CraveOnline: You had a movie called Snabba Cash and they changed it to Easy Money.
Joel Kinnaman: They did.

What do you think of the new title?
Actually, when they were talking about the English title, I was like, “So what are we going to call it, like Easy Money?” And that’s what it ended up being.

So it’s your idea!
Snabba Cash means fast cash, and Easy Money is sort of the translation of that.

For what it’s worth, I think Snabba Cash makes sense in any language.
That sounds good, man. We should’ve done that.
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July 18,2012
Stef   /   0 Comments   •   Interviews Projects Snabba Cash

You may not immediately recognize name but Swedish actor Joel Kinnaman is on the brink of Hollywood greatness. His talent and good looks are scoring him parts in some high-profile gigs as of late, such as on THE KILLING, LOLA VERSUS, SAFE HOUSE, and shortly with the highly anticipated ROBOCOP reboot. However, perhaps the biggest treat for American audiences will be to see him act in his native tongue in EASY MONEY (or, if you prefer the far better international title as we do, SNABBA CASH). At the film’s press day, we sat down with the powerhouse to talk about his schooling, his stage work, and stunt work on ROBOCOP.

How would you describe how you’ve progressed in your acting, and what you learned from EASY MONEY that you take with you into your current roles?
Joel Kinnaman: Well, a big moment for me was when I did a play that was a new adaptation of Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment, and I played Raskolnikov. It was actually the first thing I did, when I got out of acting school. In Sweden, and a lot of Europe, there is this old romanticized idea of the wounded artist. In Sweden, a lot of the acting community are afflicted by that idea and gave themselves the right to be alcoholics because they are a wounded artist. I always felt that that idea was just such a stupid thing that I felt came from bad confidence that you can’t access those areas or experiences of your life, or that maybe you hadn’t had those experiences, so you’re trying to create it by yourself. So, I’d gone through four years of acting school and was like, “That’s just bullshit!” The people that were in that whole world of being a wounded artist and presenting themselves that way to the world, I always felt that their performances were usually very limited and you could never see the struggle in the person because they were actually trying to be depressed. A depressed person is not trying to be depressed, they’re trying to be better. Somebody who is mentally ill is striving to feel good and be normal, and I could never see that strive in their performances. So, it was up to me to prove my point with Raskolnikov. It’s a character that I read as borderline schizophrenic, who’s starving himself to death, and then he goes through this severe psychosis, while he’s finding true love for the first time. It’s an incredible journey. I really tried to implement this idea, and it really worked. I was really happy with that performance, and people said that they’d never seen more light in that character and not as much depression. That’s how I think it is. If you raise the high, the low is going to be lower. Usually, when you meet a person, you get an idea of who they are and you place them in a cabinet. It’s not until that person does something that completely contradicts that, that’s when you get the feeling of, “Oh, that’s who you are.” Then you see the whole span of that personality. That’s something that I try to bring to my performances. You can make an interesting character in a small portion of a movie, for a character that doesn’t have that much on the page, if you just find the contradictions. You have a lot more leeway to be contradictory than most of the scripts have in them. That’s how we all are. We have so many different sides of ourselves and we’re so different, in meeting with different people. The audiences relate more to that and find that more believable.
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