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Michael Caine and Ray Winstone in talks for Hatton Garden heist film

Sir Michael Caine in Is Anybody There?

Story by Jack Foley

SIR Michael Caine and Ray Winstone are reportedly in talks for a new film about the notorious Hatton Garden robbery.

According to The Guardian, the project would be based on Mark Seal’s Vanity Fair article, The Over The Hill Mob, about the case and will be directed by James Marsh, of Man on Wire and The Theory of Everything fame.

It will be the third film to tackle the subject, following The Hatton Garden Job (the recently completed low-budget drama directed by Green Street 3 writer Ronnie Thompson) and the as yet uncompleted Hatton Garden Heist (directed by The Guvnors’ Gabe Turner).

However, this one promises to be the one with most box office appeal given that Working Title is producing, while the star-studded cast could also include Jim Broadbent and Michael Gambon – both of whom are also in talks.

Caine is likely to play Brian Reader, the 76-year-old who was sentenced to six years in jail for his ring-leader role in the robbery.

The veteran actor has previously expressed an interest in playing the role, saying that he would “do it in an instant” should the right project come along.

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