Michael Caine heist movie King of Thieves acquired by Saban
Saban Films has taken U.S. distribution rights to Academy Award Winner James Marsh’s (The Theory of Everything) King of Thieves starring Academy Award Winner Sir Michael Caine (The Quiet American), Academy Award Winner Jim Broadbent (The Iron Lady), Academy Award Nominee Sir Tom Courtenay (45 Years), Golden Globe Nominee Sir Michael Gambon (The King’s Speech), BAFTA Nominee Ray Winstone (The Departed) and Charlie Cox (Daredevil).
Written by Joe Penhall and based on source material from Mark Seal’s Vanity Fair article and The Guardian’s veteran crime reporter Duncan Campbell, the drama revolves around the April 2015 Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Company burglary in which robbers allegedly stole over £14 million worth of loot in the biggest heist in UK history.
Working Title Films’ Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner produced alongside Michelle Wright and Ali Jafaar, with StudioCanal financing. King of Thieves will be released in Q1 2019.
“’King of Thieves’ is led by a stellar British ensemble cast,” said Saban Films’ Bill Bromiley. “The pedigree of Michael, Jim, Tom, as well as Working Title make a very attractive package. We absolutely love this film!”
Bill Bromiley and Jonathan Saba negotiated the deal for Saban Films along with StudioCanal and Anne Chérel and Loubna Berrada on behalf of filmmakers.