‘The King of Thieves’ Trailer Has Michael Caine Leading One of England’s Biggest Heists


StudioCanal UK has dropped the first trailer for The King of Thieves, an upcoming crime comedy boasting a British ensemble that includes Michael Caine, Jim Broadbent and more.

The film is based on the true story of those behind what has been called the largest burglary in English legal history. In 2015, thieves broke into an underground safe deposit facility in London and stole up to £200 million ($AU357.45 million) in value from safety deposit boxes. The culprits: four elderly men who were experienced thieves. Someone should keep an eye on Caine; wasn’t he robbing banks with Morgan Freeman and Alan Arkin just last year?

The Theory of Everything helmer James Marsh directs what looks like a charming heist film, one with a great cast of thespians that includes Tom Courtenay, Michael Gambon and Ray Winstone. Daredevil actor Charlie Cox is also on board. Yep, count us in.

Screenwriter Joe Penhall (The Road, Mindhunter) wrote the script, an adaptation of Mark Seal’s Vanity Fair article. That great article, by the way, can be read in full right HERE.

The King of Thieves will be hitting UK cinemas on September 14.

Official synopsis for The King of Thieves:

Based on the incredible true story of the spectacular 2015 London diamond heist, one of the biggest in British history, that became news around the world when it was discovered to have been perpetrated by a misfit gang of retirees and pensioners defying their own age. Brought to the screen by renowned producers Working Title and Academy Award winning director James Marsh, KING OF THIEVES features an incredible ‘Best of British’ ensemble cast led by Academy Award winners Michael Caine and Jim Broadbent in a funny crime thriller.