Wolfgang Petersen Planning German Heist Film

Veteran German director Wolfgang Petersen (“The Perfect Storm,” “In The Line Of Fire,” “Air Force One”) is set to make his first film in Germany for three decades. The currently untitled co-production is purported to be a remake of Petersen’s 1976 telemovie crime caper “Vier gegen die Bank”.

An adaptation of Ralph Maloney’s 1972 novel “The Nixon Recession Caper,” the story follows four members of an exclusive country club who decide to rob a bank to solve their money problems. Til Schweiger, Matthias Schweighofer, Michael ‘Bully’ Herbig and Jan Josef Liefers are expected to play the leads in the new film.

The project marks Petersen’s first German Language film since 1981’s cinematic classic “Das Boot,” his first film in Germany since the Dennis Quaid-led 1985 sci-fi feature “Enemy Mine,” and his first film in almost a decade following 2006’s “Poseidon”.

Source: Screen