King of Thieves (2018 film)
|King of Thieves|
British release poster
|Directed by||James Marsh|
|Produced by||Tim Bevan|
|Screenplay by||Joe Penhall|
|Music by||Benjamin Wallfisch|
|Edited by||Jinx Godfrey|
King of Thieves, is a 2018 British crime film based on the Hatton Garden safe deposit burglary of 2015. Directed by James Marsh, the film stars Michael Caine, Tom Courtenay, Michael Gambon, Charlie Cox, Jim Broadbent, Paul Whitehouse and Ray Winstone.
A famous thief in his younger years, 77 year old widower Brian Reader pulls together a band of misfit criminals to plot an unprecedented burglary at the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit. The thieves, all in their 60s and 70s except for one, employ their old-school thieving skills to plan the heist over the Easter holiday weekend. Posing as servicemen, they enter the deposit, neutralise the alarms, and proceed to drill a hole into the wall of the safe. Two days later, they manage to escape with allegedly over £200 million worth of stolen jewels and money. When police are called to the scene and the investigation starts, the cracks between the misfit gang members begin to show as they row over how to share the goods and become increasingly distrustful of each other.
Meanwhile, the crime has become public knowledge, and a frenzy of speculations begin. As details about the crime come to light, both the British public and the media are captivated, and the investigation is followed with bated breath around the world until the criminals are eventually captured.
- Michael Caine as Brian Reader
- Jim Broadbent as Terry Perkins
- Tom Courtenay as John Kenny Collins
- Charlie Cox as Basil
- Paul Whitehouse as Carl Wood
- Michael Gambon as Billy "The Fish" Lincoln
- Ray Winstone as Danny Jones
- The Hatton Garden Job - a lower budget 2017 film based on the same events.
- "KING OF THIEVES - Full Trailer". Filmoria.co.uk. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
- "The King of Thieves Press Notes: Studio Canal". studiocanalpress.co.uk. August 24, 2018.