Working Title Picks Up Rights to Vanity Fair Article on London Jewelry Heist

Hatton Garden Robbery - H 2016
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Pulled off by a group of elderly ex-cons, the 2015 raid was billed as "the largest burglary in English legal history."

Working Title is set to put the 2015 Hatton Garden robbery, described as "the largest burglary in English legal history," to film.

The British production outfit has picked up rights to the Vanity Fair article about a group of elderly men — many experienced thieves — who raided an underground safe-deposit facility in London's jewelry center of Hatton Garden, stealing valuables worth up to $300 million.

Earlier this year, four pleaded guilty to the crime and received prison sentences, while four others were tried, with three being found guilty.

Working Title's Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner will produce, but will go up against another film about the raid that was announced last year. Fellow U.K. production house Metronome has reportedly gone into production on its as-yet-untitled adaptation of the story.