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Theo James and Emily Ratajkowski to star in Lying and Stealing

Theo James

Story by Jack Foley

THEO James and Emily Ratajkowski will star in romantic thriller Lying And Stealing.

Directed by Matt Aselton (Gigantic) and written by Aselton and Adam Nagata (both of Gigantic), the films sees James playing a character called Ivan, a gifted and discerning art thief, whose specialty is infiltrating and stealing from Los Angeles’ highest end collectors.

It’s a dirty, complex business, and business is good – yet Ivan wants out.

Elyse (Ratajkowski) is an aspiring actress whose own past transgressions in Hollywood haunt her, as well as a mountain of debt. These two outsiders are drawn to each other, and as brilliant con artists in their own right, team up for one last, big daring heist.

Described as part Thomas Crowne Affair and part Out of Sight, the film will find these two characters ride the razors edge of the high-end LA universe, playing their own shell game against the establishment, and finding each other in the process.

With money, incarceration, and lives on the line, their escapade tests their explosive love story and loyalty.

Principal photography on Lying and Stealing is due to start on location in Los Angeles in February 2017.

James will next be seen in Jim Sheridan’s The Secret Scripture, co-starring Rooney Mara, which had its world premiere at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.

His other film credits include The Divergent series franchise, Franny opposite Richard Gere and Dakota Fanning and – most recently – War On Everyone with Alexander Sarsgaard and Michael Pena.

James will next be seen in the starring role in the political thriller Backstabbing for Beginners opposite Sir Ben Kingsley.

Ratajkowski’s breakout role was in David Fincher’s critically-acclaimed and box office hit Gone Girl. She has also appeared in Entourage, starring Adrian Grenier and Jeremy Piven, and We Are Your Friends starring Zac Efron.

She will next be seen in In Darkness, starring Natalie Dormer and Joely Richardson and Joe Swanberg’s Netflix show, Easy.

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