Lionsgate Plots A Bank Job Heist

Lionsgate has picked up U.S. rights to Roger Donaldson’s sexy thriller “The Bank Job,” starring Jason Statham and Saffron Burrows reports Reuters.

The story is based on a real life unsolved daring robbery that took place in London in 1971 when a band of thieves tunneled their way into a safe deposit vault, taking millions of dollars in cash and jewelry.

A few days later a government gag order stopped all mention of the incident in the press. Currently in production in the U.K., shooting is due to end in March.