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Daniel Espinosa To Direct Thriller ‘Blood On Snow’ For Leonardo DiCaprio

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 5, 2014 3:28 PM
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Daniel Espinosa, Leo
Leonardo DiCaprio gets involved with lots of things, so you may have forgotten that last fall the actor inked a deal to produce and possibly star in the big screen adaptation of bestselling author Jo Nesbø's forthcoming two-part book series "Blood On Snow" (written under the pseudonym Tom Johansson, which seems a bit pointless since everyone knows who wrote it, but whatever). Well, DiCaprio is still deciding whether or to star in the thing, but has lined up a pretty great director to take it on.

Rumor: Daniel Espinosa To Direct 'Assassin's Creed' Starring Michael Fassbender

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 24, 2014 9:01 AM
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"Easy Money" director Daniel Espinosa has always made it clear that he doesn't have to direct. “I have a very easy life and a beautiful wife,” he told PopMatters in the run up to "Safe House." “I don’t need anything. I do movies because they give me something. I can walk away any time, because I am happy.” That being said, he's also never been busier, with the Tom Hardy-starring "Child 44" coming up, in addition to being linked to a small handful of projects including remake "A Gang Story" and the John Grisham adaptation "The Racketeer." Now, his name is being tossed around for what would be the biggest movie of his career.

'Out Of The Furnace' Director Scott Cooper Will No Longer Direct Stephen King's 'The Stand'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 20, 2013 6:42 PM
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Well, it was a brief affair, and one that ends like so many Hollywood relationships do, thanks to "creative differences" (just ask Joe Carnahan). Just three months after it found a new director after Ben Affleck exited the project, Warner Bros. will need to find someone else to direct "The Stand."

Liam Neeson & 'Safe House' Director Daniel Espinosa Will Tell A 'Gang Story'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 22, 2013 12:48 PM
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Guys, you're never going to believe this, but Liam Neeson has just become attached to a movie where he'll play an older gentleman with a unique set of skills which he has to use to protect his family. No joke, and we're not talking about "Taken 3: Totally Tooken."

Fox 2000 Picks Up John Grisham's 'The Racketeer' As Vehicle For 'Safe House' Director Daniel Espinosa

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 12, 2013 6:09 PM
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It's coming on nine years since the last movie based on a work by John Grisham hit the screen ("Christmas With The Kranks"), and ten years if you stick strictly to his bread-and-butter legal thrillers ("Runaway Jury"). But Grisham is still a big name and a bestselling author, and it's no surprise that Hollywood has been eager to get back in the game with the writer. NBC tried, and failed, to turn "The Firm" into a series, and over the past year a number of his books have been developing including "The Associate," "Calico Joe" and "The Partner." And now another is entering the fray.

Daniel Espinosa To Direct Former Ridley Scott Project 'Child 44'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 28, 2012 6:39 PM
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Earlier this year, we took a look at a handful of directors who are attached to a zillion projects, and one of those folks was Ridley Scott. One of the movies on his slate was "Child 44," and among the plethora of options he currently has, we figured the chances of him actually getting behind the camera on this (which he signed on for way back in 2007) at about 8/1 and for those you betting at home, you can now take it off his list. Another name is stepping in, and it's an exciting one.

Review: Daniel Espinosa's 'Easy Money' An Absorbing Crime Tale With Electricity Pumping Through Its Veins

  • By The Playlist
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  • July 12, 2012 12:56 PM
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Before we even get into a review of the twisty Swedish thriller, "Snabba Cash," retitled "Easy Money" for North American audiences by The Weinstein Company who has picked it up for U.S. release, one has to to first note its trajectory.

Joel Kinnaman Talks 'Easy Money,' His Marty Scorsese-Style Relationship With Daniel Espinosa & The Future Of The 'Dragon Tattoo' Films

  • By Jen Vineyard
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  • July 11, 2012 11:01 AM
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"You guys are behind!" Joel Kinnaman teases. From his vantage point, we are. While the first of the "Snabba Cash" films (called "Easy Money" in English-speaking markets) comes out this week in the U.S., Sweden has already celebrated the first installment, giving the film three Guldbagges (the country's equivalent of an Oscar), including a win for Kinnaman for Best Actor, and moved on to the second, "Snabba Cash II," which comes out August 17th abroad.

Watch: New Trailer For Daniel Espinosa's 'Easy Money' Starring Joel Kinnaman & Presented By Martin Scorsese

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 25, 2012 3:16 PM
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It has been a pretty good 2012 for Daniel Espinosa. The director made his Hollywood debut with the action flick "Safe House" starring Ryan Reynolds and Denzel Washington, and the R-rated movie exceeded expectations, taking more than $120 million at the U.S. box office on it's way to more than $200 million worldwide. So what does he get for an encore? How about Martin Scorsese presenting the stateside debut of the film that got you the attention of the industry in the first place?

Daniel Espinosa To Helm Black List Yakuza Crime Pic 'The Outsider'; Michael Fassbender Eyed To Star

  • By Simon Dang
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  • March 1, 2012 9:34 PM
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After making waves with his critically acclaimed "Snabba Cash" -- which is only seeing a theatrical release this summer, two years after it's original Swedish unveiling -- Daniel Espinosa was linked to numerous big-name projects before moving onto the Denzel Washington/Ryan Reynolds starrer "Safe House," which has surely earned him a lot of good will with its box office performance (it crossed $100 million domestic this week). The helmer looks to be showing no signs of stopping and is now negotiating to take the helm of Andrew Baldwin's Black List approved fish-out-of-water Yakuza crime drama "The Outsider."

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