James Marsh Directing Movie About Bank Robbing Retirees

James Marsh has spent his career splitting time between excellent documentaries such as Man on Wire and Project Nim, and dramas like The Theory of Everything, which earned Eddie Redmayne his first Oscar.What's clear is that Marsh loves telling stories that are based in reality, and the same goes for his next film even though the details are pretty unbelievable.

Marsh will direct an untitled adaptation of Mark Seal's Vanity Fair article, "The Over the Hill Mob", about a group of retired senior citizens in their '60s and '70s who knocked off the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Company in 2015. They netted more than $300M in the crime, making it the biggest bank robbery in U.K. history. To get ready, the gang read How-To books but had no answer for the police's digital forensic technology, which is what got them captured a few weeks later.

The script will be written by Joe Penhall (The Road), and on paper this sounds like the setup to a comedy movie, although it's doubtful that is what it will end up being. [Deadline]