Jorge Daniel Espinosa (born 23 March 1977) is a Swedish film director from Trångsund, Stockholm, of Chilean origin.[1]

Daniel Espinosa
Espinosa in 2013
Jorge Daniel Espinosa

(1977-03-23) 23 March 1977 (age 47)
Stockholm, Sweden
Occupation(s)Film director
film producer
Years active2000–present

Early life


He attended the National Film School of Denmark and graduated in 2001.[1]



His third feature film, Easy Money, was the Swedish film with the most admissions in Sweden in 2010.[2] Espinosa was in talks about directing the film adaptation of Assassin's Creed[3] but was ultimately replaced by Justin Kurzel.

He also directed the critically panned[4] Sony's Spider-Man Universe film Morbius (2022).[5][6]


Year Title Notes
2003 Bokseren Student short film
2004 Babylonsjukan
2007 Uden for kærligheden
2010 Easy Money
2012 Safe House
2015 Child 44
2017 Life
2022 Morbius Nominated: Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Director
2024 Madame Luna Also writer
TBA The Anarchists vs ISIS Also producer[7]
Red Platoon


  1. ^ a b "Daniel Espinosa". Swedish Film Database (in Swedish). Swedish Film Institute. Retrieved 6 February 2011.
  2. ^ Roger, Susanne (19 January 2011). "Tre filmer tävlar om publikens röster". Filmnyheterna (in Swedish). Swedish Film Institute. Archived from the original on 2 June 2011. Retrieved 6 February 2011.
  3. ^ "Safe House Director Daniel Espinosa in Talks to Helm Assassin's Creed". AMC Theatres. 14 February 2014. Retrieved 24 January 2014.
  4. ^ Bergeson, Samantha (5 April 2022). "'Morbius' Director Daniel Espinosa Reacts to Bad Reviews: 'I Have a Lot of Self-Hatred'". IndieWire. Retrieved 1 August 2023.
  5. ^ Bergeson, Samantha (16 March 2022). "'Morbius' Director 'Got Scared' for Method Actor Jared Leto During Intense Scene: 'It Was a Bit Spooky'". IndieWire. Retrieved 25 March 2022.
  6. ^ Tolsky, Andy (18 March 2022). "Morbius Director Says Pokémon Was An Inspiration For The Marvel Movie". ScreenRant. Retrieved 25 March 2022.
  7. ^ Kroll, Justin (23 March 2017). "Jake Gyllenhaal, 'Life' Director Daniel Espinosa to Reteam on 'The Anarchists vs ISIS'". Variety. Retrieved 23 March 2017.