Universal backs Noel Clarke heist thriller

'' to be co-directed by Mark Davis

LONDON -- Universal Pictures International Entertainment (UPIE) and The Works U.K. Distribution are among the backers for multi-hyphenate Noel Clarke's heist thriller "" which started shooting this week.

Scheduled to shoot on location in London, New York and Pinewood Studios, the movie details three days in the lives of four girls who are unknowingly connected by a major diamond robbery.

Mark Davis is co-directing with Clarke for the film, which stars Emma Roberts, Ophelia Lovibond, Tamsin Egerton, Shanika Warren Markland, Rosanna Arquette, Adam Deacon, Ben Miller and Sean Pertwee.

Damon Bryant is producing the picture.

Actor Clarke shot to fame after writing "Kidulthood" and then writing and directing follow up "Adulthood."

Bryant said: "I'm thankful that this film has been made possible by our partnership with Universal, Pinewood, The Works U.K. Distribution and Molinare Post Production."