Darren Aronofsky Stages A Heist in sunny Tonbridge
Darren Aronofsky's next project may be set in exotic Tonbridge, if the trades are to be believed this morning. According to Variety, the director of The Wrestler and The Fountain is planning to follow The Black Swan with an indie drama based on the Securitas depot robbery, which took place in 2006.
Armed robbers in latex masks made off with £53m, in a plan that involved kidnapping the wife and daughter of the depot manager. They were forced to leave behind a further £150m because it wouldn't fit in their van! Depot staff were left locked in cages after the hour long ordeal, and apparently one of the thieves flipped a "thankyou for your cooperation" on his way out. Which reminds us: what's happened to Aronofsky's Robocop?
Some of the gang were convicted at the start of last year, and the story was widely covered worldwide. And that's where production companies Time Inc and XYZ come in, as part of their year-old partnership to develop movies based on features from Time publications. Kerry Williamson's script will be adapted from a package of sources including Howard Sounes' book Heist, and an article in Sports Illustrated.
As well as directing, Aronofsky will also co-produce, through his own company Protozoa Pictures.
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