UK director Nigel Cole and writer Tim Firth – the team behind the Golden Globe-nominated film Calendar Girls – will reunite for new action comedy Daylight Robbery, it was announced today.
The film will be produced by Exclusive Media in association with James Gay-Rees of Playmaker Films, who was most recently a producer on Hammer’s The Quiet Ones, to be released by Lionsgate UK and US in 2014. This production marks the company’s continuing strategy to produce UK home grown projects in the UK with UK filmmakers. Exclusive Media is fully financing the film.
Daylight Robbery tells the tale of a group of feisty retirees struck by the pension crisis, who hatch a plan to steal millions after the bank refuses to help their friend, leaving her on the brink of losing her home.
“Tim Firth has written a sharp hilarious script that embraces the English humour he isrenowned for and we are delighted to bring him back together again with Nigel Cole to produce this very special film,” said Tobin Armbrust, President of Worldwide Production & Acquisitions at Exclusive Media.
“As we continue to develop globally, it’s an important part of our strategy to support production in the UK as well as in the US and we hope that ‘Daylight Robbery’ is the first of many Exclusive Media productions that cultivate writing and directing talent in this country,” said Simon Oakes, Vice-Chairman of Exclusive Media.
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