It’s been confirmed that a film based on the extraordinary robbery of £14 million worth of jewels from London’s Hatton Garden Vault by seasoned thieves in April 2015 is to go ahead.
The Hatton Garden Job is the first film to document the extraordinary events that took place in London last year. The film will begin shooting this week and is set for a late 2016 release through Signature Entertainment.
Casting for the film is headed by Downton Abbey star Matthew Goode and Joely Richardson, while the ringleaders of the robbery will be played by Larry Lamb (Gavin & Stacey, Eastenders), Stephen Moyer (True Blood), Phil Daniels (Quadrophenia), David Calder (Rush, Lady in the Van) and Clive Russell (Sherlock Holmes, TV’s Game of Thrones).
This new film is directed by British filmmaker Ronnie Thompson, who has also written the script and is produced by Ben Jacques (I Am Soldier, Green Street 3).
Currently shooting in and around London, the film begins with a mysterious thief who is given an opportunity to take down the exclusive Hatton Garden Vault just days after leaving prison. On the surface it is an old school job requiring old school techniques – but it soon proves not as simple as that. The film follows the convict as he hires a team of veteran British criminals all eager for one final chance of criminal glory.