At the height of the Berlin Film Festival, THR informs us that Lucas Foster is joining forces with GFM Films to bring a casino heist film, The Job, to the big screen.
Foster — who’s produced titles that include Man on Fire, Law Abiding Citizen, and Mr. and Mrs. Smith — will produce the thriller, based on Brad Mirman‘s original script. Guy Collins, the market veteran behind GFM Films, stated that, for them, “the timing is perfect [...] to discuss the film with distributors during the European Film Market in Berlin.” Mirman has also scripted some lesser known films, including Shadows in the Sun, The Piano Player and the upcoming Sleight of Hand, which he is also directing.
Plot details for the project are pretty scarce, but Collins and Mirman worked together on Highlander 3 and Knight Moves, which should create some hope when it comes to their connection. Although I can’t really put this project into perspective, the draw of a casino heist thriller is quite intriguing; I doubt The Job will have the same witty banter we saw in Steven Soderbergh‘s Oceans Eleven, but we shouldn’t discount it purely on those grounds. The picture has a budget of $20 million and will be set up as a U.K. co-production.
What do you think of The Job thus far?
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