The Theory of Everything helmer set to direct Hatton Garden Heist film
Deadline is reporting that THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING and MAN ON WIRE filmmaker James Marsh has a new directing project lined up. According to the site, Marsh will helm a caper pic about last year's Hatton Garden jewelry heist, and he'll be directing from a script by THE ROAD scribe Joe Penhall.
The currently untitled film will be an adaptation of Mark Seal's Vanity Fair article, which recounted the tale of "a group of tough-guy retired criminals in their late 60s and 70s — with all kinds of physical maladies — who were mostly 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. They tunneled into the vault with heavy machinery and carted it all away."
The robbers got off with up to $300 million worth of loot during the incident, which has been called the "largest burglary in English legal history." But the group was arrested about six weeks later after a white Mercedes was seen on camera casing the location. Which actors would you like to see play the elderly criminals?