Sony Developing Real-Life Crime Thriller 'Storming Las Vegas' (Exclusive)

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'Shutter Island' author Dennis Lehane is adapting the story.

Sony is in development of real-life casino robbery movie Storming Las Vegas.

Dennis Lehane has been hired to adapt the 2008 book, from John Huddy, that looks at a series of daring Las Vegas casino robberies masterminded by Jose Vigoa.

Over the span of 16 months, the Cuban-born Vigoa and his crew evaded police as they stole millions from some of the biggest players on the strip — MGM Grand, the Desert Inn, Mandalay Bay, Bellagio and New York-New York — through robberies of armored trucks and casino heists. Lt. John Alamshaw (a 23-year police veteran) was in charge of Vegas' robbery detectives, and was tasked with bringing Vigoa to justice.

Storming Las Vegas was previously set up at Summit Entertainment with Antoine Fuqua attached to direct.

Lehane is best known as the author of the novels behind films such as Shutter Island, Mystic River and Live by Night. He is repped by CAA, Echo Lake and Hansen Jacobson.