Eric Bana to Steal Diamonds in Brilliant

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Variety is confirming earlier tracking board rumors that Australian actor Eric Bana will be the male lead in Robert Luketic’s diamond heist thriller Brilliant, being produced by Lakeshore Entertainment based on the first screenplay by Gillian Gorfil, producer of Edward Zwick’s Blood Diamond.

Luketic previously directed Legally Blonde, 21, The Ugly Truth and Killers, the latter for Lakeshore.

In the movie, Bana will play a small-time criminal who joins accomplished thieves in a diamond heist.

The other name that’s been mentioned but unconfirmed to star opposite Bana is Cameron Diaz.