Signature Entertainment has secured UK distribution rights for the much anticipated heist thriller, The Hatton Garden Job, based on the extraordinary robbery of £14m worth of jewels from London’s Hatton Garden Vault by seasoned thieves, which took place in April, 2015.
The Hatton Garden Job will be the first feature film to catalogue the remarkable burglary, which begins shooting this week and is set for a late 2016 release by Signature Entertainment.
The quality British cast is headed up by The Imitation Game and Downton Abbey star Matthew Goode and Joely Richardson (The Patriot, TV’s Nip Tuck), whilst the ringleaders of the robbery will be played by TV favourite Larry Lamb (TV’s Gavin & Stacey, Eastenders) as Brian Reader, Stephen Moyer (TV’s True Blood), Phil Daniels (Quadrophenia), David Calder (Rush, Lady in the Van) and Clive Russell (Sherlock Holmes, TV’s Game of Thrones). Presenter/actress Sarah-Jane Crawford (TV’s The X-Factor) and Mark Harris (Offender, Abducted) round out the impressive cast.
With celebrated British filmmaker Ronnie Thompson, who has previously directed Tower Block, in the director’s chair, Thompson also penned the script alongside Lines & Bogdanovich. The film will be produced by Ben Jacques (I Am Soldier, Green Street 3).
Currently shooting on location in and around London, the film picks up with a mysterious thief, who is presented with an opportunity to take down the exclusive Hatton Garden Vault just days after leaving prison. It’s an old school job, requiring old school skills. With real life twists and turns as though written for a movie, The Hatton Garden Job follows our convict recruiting a team of veteran British criminals all eager for one final chance at glory. Together they must stay ahead of the law, dodge hired mercenaries and make deals with the head of the Hungarian mafia.
Commenting on the company’s latest acquisition Signature Entertainment owner and CEO, Marc Goldberg, said: “We are delighted to be distributing the first film of this extraordinary story that has continued to captivate the public at every turn. Audiences can look forward to watching the biggest burglary in English history play out on screens later this year.”
The Hatton Garden Job is set for a late 2016, early 2017 release.