StudioCanal has brought online a first look at King of Thieves, from the producers of Legend and Baby Driver. Opening in UK cinemas on September 14, the caper stars Sir Michael Caine, Tom Courtenay, Ray Winstone, Jim Broadbent, Charlie Cox, Paul Whitehouse, Michael Gambon, and Francesca Annis.
King of Thieves is the darkly funny, incredible true story of the Hatton Garden robbery, the most daring heist in British criminal history. Developed from Mark Seal’s Vanity Fair piece The Over the Hill Mob, 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.
James Marsh directed the film, written by Joe Penhall.