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EXCLUSIVE TRAILER: Martin Scorsese's 'Easy Money' Is 'Goodfellas' Nordic Noir Relation...

17/06/2013 15:14 BST | Updated 17/08/2013 10:12 BST

One of the highlights of this weekend's Nordicana Festival in London - celebrating all things dramatic and Scandinavian - was the first UK screening of 'Easy Money'.

This is the latest big screen offering of Nordic Noir, with no less a champion than exec producer Martin Scorsese, andHuffPostUK is pleased to host the exclusive trailer - WATCH ABOVE.

Here's the official poster, too - look familiar?

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This Nordic relation to Scorsese's own masterpiece 'Goodfellas' tells the tale of JW (Joel Kinnaman - The Killing, Safe House), a poor student living a double life among the wealthy elite in Stockholm. Using increasingly illicit means to fund his exclusive lifestyle, he hits on a chance to score ‘easy money’ through selling cocaine. As JW enters the dark world of organised crime, his fate entwines with that of Jorge (Matias Padin Varela), a drug dealer on the run, and Mrado (Dragomir Mrsic), a mob hitman tasked with tracking Jorge down.

'Easy Money' is a gripping and stylish adaptation of the first novel of Jens Lapidus’s bestselling ‘Stockholm Noir Trilogy’, and director Daniél Espinosa successfully imbues the nastiness of Nordic noir with a Bret Easton Ellis-like sense of harsh glamour. It's in cinemas from 19 July 2013.