Sienna partners with two for '70s heist movie

Director Mitchell Gabourie, writer Aubrey Singer on tap

TORONTO -- Canadian director Mitchell Gabourie ("Wild Hearts") and screenwriter Aubrey Singer are partnering with indie producer Sienna Films on a 1970s period heist movie.

Sienna optioned a feature film screenplay by Gabourie and Singer for Stickup Men, about three Canadian bank robbers who crisscross North America making bank scores while posing as rock promoters.

Gabourie will direct the indie feature.

No word on casting.

Headtrip Films, the production shingle for Gabourie and Singer, also has a half-hour comedy, called Slaughterhouse Films, in development at indie producer Shaftesbury Films.

The sitcom portrays a hustling producer and a crew of misfits making B-movies in Detroit.
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