The cast has been announced for a new heist thriller based on last year’s extraordinary robbery of £14m worth of jewels from London’s Hatton Garden Vault.
The Hatton Garden Job began filming in London this week and is the first movie to catalogue the remarkable burglary.
Downton Abbey star Matthew Goode and Nip Tuck star Joely Richardson will head up the cast.
The ringleaders of the robbery will be played by Larry Lamb (New Tricks) as Brian Reader, Stephen Moyer (True Blood), Phil Daniels (EastEnders), David Calder (Lady in the Van) and Clive Russell (Game of Thrones), with Sarah-Jane Crawford (The X-Factor) and Mark Harris (Abducted).
The movie will be directed by Ronnie Thompson (Tower Block), who also wrote the script.
The official synopsis reads: “…the film picks up with a mysterious thief, who is presented with an opportunity to take down the exclusive Hatton Garden Vault just days after leaving prison. It’s an old school job, requiring old school skills. With real life twists and turns as though written for a movie, The Hatton Garden Job follows our convict recruiting a team of veteran British criminals all eager for one final chance at glory. Together they must stay ahead of the law, dodge hired mercenaries and make deals with the head of the Hungarian mafia.”
Signature Entertainment owner and CEO, Marc Goldberg commented: “We are delighted to be distributing the first film of this extraordinary story that has continued to captivate the public at every turn. Audiences can look forward to watching the biggest burglary in English history play out on screens later this year.”
The Hatton Garden Job will be released in cinemas in late 2016.
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