Saban Films Picks Up 'King of Thieves' Starring Michael Caine, Jim Broadbent

Tom Courtenay, Michael Gambon, Ray Winstone and Charlie Cox also star in the film from 'Theory of Everything' director James Marsh.

Saban Films has picked up U.S. rights to the film King of Thieves from director James Marsh (The Theory of Everything).

Michael Caine and Jim Broadbent star in the true story about the biggest heist in U.K. history, where in April 2015 robbers stole £14 million in the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Company burglary. Tom Courtenay, Michael Gambon, Ray Winstone and Charlie Cox also star in the pic.

Joe Penhall wrote the screenplay based on source material from Mark Seal’s Vanity Fair article and The Guardian’s veteran crime reporter Duncan Campbell.

Working Title Films’ Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner produced the movie alongside Michelle Wright and Ali Jafaar, with StudioCanal financing. 

Saban has plans to release King of Thieves in the first quarter of 2019. StudioCanal, Anne Cherel and Loubna Berrada negotiated the deal on behalf of the filmmakers.

Saban most recently acquired the Johnny Depp-starrer Richard Says Goodbye at the Toronto International Film Festival.