Los Angeles: Michael Caine is reuniting withhis old co-stars Michael Gambon, Jim Broadbent, and Ray Winstone to pull off a jewellery heist in a new movie.
The veteran actors will portray the real-life gang of elderly criminals who struck a safe deposit facility in Hatton Garden, London over the Easter holiday weekend in 2015, making off with a haul worth an estimated USD 250 million – dubbed the biggest burglary in English history.
They became known as the Diamond Geezers, all aged between 58 and 76, and now producers at Britain’s Working Title Films have found their leading men to bring the crime to the big screen.
According to Deadline, Caine, Gambon, Broadbent, and Winstone are all in talks for the film adaptation.
“The Road” screenwriter Joe Penhall has been tapped to write the script for the as-yet-untitled project, which will be based on Mark Seal’s Vanity Fair article about the robbery, titled “The Over The Hill Mob.” It will be directed by “The Theory of Everything” filmmaker James Marsh, and is expected to begin production this spring. PTI
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