Sometimes the truth really is stranger than fiction. For example, the true life tale of a bunch of old geezers robbing a security vault in the middle of London over an Easter weekend sounded like the plot for a Brit crime flick. Now it’s been made into a Brit crime flick as The Hatton Garden Job!
The trailer’s played light and breezy (Ocean’s 11 looms large) but I reckon there might be a bit more punch than expected here.
A remarkable true story set over one long Easter weekend; THE HATTON GARDEN JOB follows four ageing East End criminals – led by 76 year-old Brian Reader – and one mystery man who pull off the largest heist in English legal history. With everyone from the Hungarian mob to Scotland Yard on their tail, these old-school – and just plain old – villains set about achieving the seemingly impossible, drilling into a steel-and-concrete secured safety deposit vault in London’s well-to-do Hatton Garden jewellery quarter. But will they commit the crime of the century or pay with their lives?
The Hatton Garden Job hits UK screens on 14 April 2017 – the second anniversary of tiebreak-in.