Ericson Core To Direct “Youngstown Boys”

Ericson Core (“Invincible”) has come on board to direct indie action crime caper “Youngstown Boys” reports Variety.

The true story follows the biggest bank heist in U.S. history which took place in 1972 in Laguna Beach, California. A gang of thieves from Ohio set out to steal $30 million in illegal campaign contributions and blackmail money from President Nixon.

The thieves however went to the wrong bank, hitting a United California Bank instead of Nixon’s home Bank of America branch. Making off with an estimated $12 million, seven of the eight conspirators were quickly caught but the getaway driver was able to flee and wasn’t arrested until 1980.

Ken Hixon (“Welcome to the Rileys, City by the Sea”) penned the most recent version of the script while Anthony Mastromauro is producing.