KING OF THIEVES (18)
King of Thieves sees Michael Caine lead a group of geriatric criminals, including Ray Winstone and Paul Whitehouse, in this retelling of the very real Hatton Garden safe deposit burglary that took place in the UK. Psychological thriller Accident finally arrives and Boarding School
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Ah, a good old heist movie. It’s a story that’s been told on the big screen in so many ways, but the thrill of it all never wears thin for viewers. Especially when the plot focuses on a wild yet true story where the men with the masks are old-hand criminals creeping into their sixties and seventies.
King Of Thieves is director James Marsh’s (The Theory of Everything) re-imagining of the crime that took place in London’s Hatton Garden in 2015. The cast includes Charlie Cox, Michael Gambon, Ray Winstone and the legend Michael Caine – no stranger to playing on-screen criminals – in the role of ringleader Brian Reader. After his wife Lynne (Francesca Annis) passes away, Brian can’t help but break his promise to stay out of trouble with the lure of ‘one last job’. At the age of 76, the bandit rallies together a group of like-wise scammers in the aim to pull off one of the biggest robberies of all time.
In fact, when the real-life culprits went for the capital city’s jewellery district, they are thought to have got away with a whopping £25m (AED120m) worth of goods in a story that gripped the for weeks. And as soon as the story broke, it was hard for the public not to be fascinated by the tale, too. So much so, that two films to recount the events have already been made – 2016’s Hatton Garden: The Heist and 2017’s One Last Heist. But with this all star cast taking on the daring story, we reckon this third retelling will steal the show.
In cinemas October 25