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The heist movie Den of Thieves is officially getting a sequel. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the followup to the 2018 film will see Gerard Butler and O’Shea Jackson reprising their roles, with director Christian Gudegast also returning to helm the project. Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson will also return, but in some sort of production capacity.
Den of Thieves marked the directorial debut of Gudegast (London Has Fallen, A Man Apart), who helmed the film based on his original screenplay, which was written after a story he co-wrote with Paul Scheuring (Prison Break: The Final Break).
The film starred Butler (300, Olympus Has Fallen), Jackson (War Dogs, Spy) and Jackson, Jr. (Straight Outta Compton), along with Pablo Schreiber (13 Hours, The Manchurian Candidate), Evan Jones (A Million Ways to Die in the West, 8 Mile), Cooper Anderson (I Hate My Neighbor!), Maurice Compte (A Walk Among Tombstones, End of Watch), Kaiwai Lyman-Mersereau (American Violence, Westworld), Mo McRae (Wild, Thirteen), Meadow Williams (Apollo 13) and Brian Van Holt (Wild, S.W.A.T.).
A Los Angeles crime saga in the vein of Heat, Den of Thieves followed the intersecting and often personally connected lives of an elite unit of the LA County Sheriff’s Dept. and the state’s most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank of downtown Los Angeles.
The Den of Thieves sequel is expected to start filming later this year.