Raid Helmer Is “Breaking The Bank”

Universal Pictures has picked up the fact-based drama “Breaking The Bank” from XYZ Films as a directing vehicle for “The Raid” helmer Gareth Evans reports Deadline.

Based on a book by Howard Sounes and a Sports Illustrated article by L. Jon Wertheim, the story follows former UFC fighter “Lightning” Lee Murray – a mixed martial arts street brawler who masterminded the largest cash heist in history in England in 2006.

Kerry Williamson penned the most recent script draft. The project was previously being developed as a potential Darren Aronofsky directing vehicle but his “Noah” commitments have put a halt to that.