Saban Films acquires StudioCanal’s ‘King of Thieves’

Saban Films has acquired the U.S. rights to Studiocanal’s upcoming film, King Of Thieves.

Directed by James Marsh (The Theory of Everything) and produced by Working Title Films’ Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, King Of Thieves tells the story of the April 2015 burglary of the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Company. The robbers stole over £14 million worth of loot. To this day, it is known as the biggest heist in U.K. history. Joe Penhall, the writer of the screenplay, based the film’s source material from Mark Seal’s Vanity Fair article and The Guardian’s veteran crime reporter Duncan Campbell.

The film will star Sir Michael Caine, Jim Broadbent, Sir Tom Courtenay, Sir Michael Gambon, Ray Winstone, and Charlie Cox.

King of Thieves is led by a stellar British ensemble cast,” said the president of Saban Films, Bill Bromiley. “The pedigree of Michael, Jim, Tom, as well as Working Title make a very attractive package. We absolutely love this film!”

Saban plans on releasing the film in the first quarter of 2019.