Hands up, when you heard about the Hatton Garden Heist in 2015, you automatically had a notion…”Why is this not a film yet?!”. Later this year King Of Thieves will tell that incredible true story of the spectacular diamond heist, the biggest and most daring in British history.
We may have already have had one film version of the heist (2017 Hatton Garden Job)that went Awol, now we have a star-studded version lead by Sir Michael Caine. On Paper this looks a much more polished production than the other film and now Studiocanal showcase this in the film’s first UK Trailer…
What really caught people’s eye with this robbery is thieves themselves. The trailer may only be a minute long, we get a sense of drama but also the humour. You could say they old boys have been around the block and probably in their hay day they were proper gangsters. This job is one last hurrah, One Hell Of ‘Retirement Fund’!
A caper film about the unlikely gang of retirees that pulled off the daring Hatton Garden jewellery heist of 2015.
The film tells the story of the epic multi-million-pound robbery initially believed to be undertaken by a gang of super-thieves. The actual perpetrators were a group of tough-guy retired criminals in their late 60s and 70s — with all kinds of physical maladies — who were mostly unoccupied and bored, until they consulted a bunch of how-to books and figured out a way to pull off one last hurrah over a long weekend in April 2015.
Entering the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Company property via a lift shaft, they drilled through the 50cm thick vault walls with heavy machinery and escaped with a haul estimated to be worth around £200 million.
King Of Thieves will be released in the UK and Irish cinema from 14th September. Co-starring Tom Courtenay, Ray Winstone, Jim Broadbent, Charlie Cox, Paul Whitehouse and Michael Gambon. The Theory Of Everything director James Marsh directs.