Saban Films has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to James Marsh’s “King of Thieves,” starring Sir Michael Caine, Sir Tom Courtenay, Jim Broadbent and Sir Michael Gambon.
Charlie Cox and Ray Winstone also star in the film produced by Working Title Films’ Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner alongside Michelle Wright and Ali Jafaar. Studiocanal financed the film.
Joe Penhall wrote the script based on source material from Mark Seal’s Vanity Fair article and The Guardian’s veteran crime reporter Duncan Campbell. The drama is about the April 2015 Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Company burglary in which robbers reportedly stole over £14 million in loot, culminating in being the biggest heist in U.K. history.
“‘King of Thieves’ is led by a stellar British ensemble cast,” said Saban Films’ Bill Bromiley in a statement. “The pedigree of Michael, Jim, Tom, as well as Working Title make a very attractive package. We absolutely love this film!”
“King of Thieves” will be released at the beginning of 2019.
Bill Bromiley and Jonathan Saba negotiated the deal for Saban, along with Studiocanal and Anne Chérel and Loubna Berrada on behalf of filmmakers.
Saban Films recently acquired Johnny Depp’s “Richard Says Goodbye” at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival, as well as Olivia Wilde’s “A Vigilante” and Orlando Bloom’s “Romans.” Previous acquisitions also include “Berlin, I Love You,” “Keepers,” “The Yellow Birds” and “Never Grow Old.”