Den of Thieves, Starring Gerard Butler and 50 Cent, Starts Filming
Filming commenced today on Den of Thieves, a bold action thriller in the tradition of Heat and The Town. Every day, $120 million in cash is taken out of circulation and destroyed by the Federal Reserve. An elite crew of bank robbers sets out to pull off the ultimate heist and get to the money first, right under the noses of Los Angeles’ most feared division of law enforcement.
Den of Thieves represents the directorial debut of Christian Gudegast (London Has Fallen, A Man Apart) who is helming from his original screenplay based on a story by Gudegast and Paul Scheuring (Prison Break: The Final Break, A Man Apart). Producing are Mark Canton (300, 300: Rise of an Empire, Immortals), Tucker Tooley (We’re The Millers, The Fighter), Gerard Butler (Olympus Has Fallen, How to Train Your Dragon, 300) and Alan Siegel (London Has Fallen, Olympus Has Fallen), long-time partners in their production company, G-BASE.
Starring in Den of Thieves are Gerard Butler, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson (War Dogs, Spy), Pablo Schreiber (13 Hours, The Manchurian Candidate), O’Shea Jackson, Jr. (Straight Outta Compton), Evan Jones (A Million Ways to Die in the West, Gangster Squad, 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.).
Tooley Productions’ Tucker Tooley, who had spent more than 10 years developing this project with writer/director Gudegast and Canton said, “We are incredibly excited to partner once again with Gerard Butler and to have a very talented cast including Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson, O’Shea Jackson Jr. and Pablo Schreiber. ‘Den of Thieves’ is a gritty action thriller with broad commercial appeal, and our cast blends perfectly into a world where good and bad often intertwine. STX Entertainment is the perfect partner to bring this modern-day heist story to the big screen.”
Executive producing Den of Thieves are Scott Lumpkin (The Foreigner, The Best of Me, Safe Haven), Jamie Marshall (The Foreigner, Southpaw, Olympus Has Fallen) and Glenn D. Feig (The Nice Guys, Don Jon).
The film is being financed by Diamond Film Productions. STX Entertainment is co-financing and distributing the film worldwide.