Final part in 'Easy Money' trilogy awarded $1 mil
STOCKHOLM — The final part in Swedish scribe Jens Lapidus’ “Easy Money” trilogy has been awarded $1 million in production coin from the Swedish Film Institute.“Life Deluxe” is helmed by prolific scribe-director Jens Jonsson, whose feature debut “King of Ping Pong” won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance in 2008. As with the first two parts in the crime series, Fredrik Wikstrom Nicastro at Tre Vanner is producing. Now in exile, unfortunate lead character JW, once again played by Joel Kinnaman, is trying to find out what happened to his sister. Rising actress Malin Buska is an addition to the key cast. Pic will get a local release on Oct. 18. Scribe-helmer Maria Blom nabbed $1.5 million from the SFI for “Hallahalla” (Hello Hello), a comedy about love and rebellion set in the northern Swedish province of Dalarna. Blom’s first feature to receive a theatrical release, “Dalecarlians,” used the same setting, and was a huge local box-office hit in 2004. Lars Jonsson produces for Memfis Film. Norwegian helmer Erik Poppe received $150,000 for “A Thousand Times Goodnight.” Madeleine Ekman is producing for Paradox in Norway; Zentropa Sweden is co-producing.