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Daniel Espinosa

Daniel Espinosa (b. 1977) is one of the top directors in the world and the most commercially successful Swedish director of all time. With several major Hollywood productions under his belt, Espinosa has time and again showcased an ability to excel no matter what the genre, effortlessly moving between drama and thriller to action and sci-fi.

Espinosa’s breakthrough as a director came in 2010, when Easy Money, one of the most successful Swedish films ever made, premiered and instantly became a box office hit. Going on to receive massive international acclaim, the film paved the way for Espinosa’s first American feature film, Safe House (2012), starring Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds. It too was a great success, topping the U.S. box office for two weeks and grossing over $200 million worldwide, a record among Swedish directors.

In 2017, Espinosa’s highly anticipated sci-fi film Life was released, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson and Ryan Reynolds. Life was recognized for its realistic depiction of life on a space station, and for its terrifying extraterrestrial antagonist.

Espinosa is currently working on a new adaptation of Swedish author Vilhelm Moberg’s 1950 classic The Emigrants, and the Hollywood production The anarchists vs ISIS – a true story about a group of American volunteers fighting against ISIS in Syria along with the Kurdish militia, starring Jake Gyllenhaal.

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We are extremely proud to present our first client: Daniel Espinosa.

Daniel Espinosa is one of the top directors in the world and the most commercially successful Swedish director of all time. With several major Hollywood productions under his belt, Espinosa has time and again showcased an ability to excel no matter what the genre, effortlessly moving between drama and thriller to action and sci-fi. Watch this space for news about Espinosa’s exciting upcoming projects.

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