Heist Movie

You know Antoine Fuqua, right? He’s the guy who got a lot of attention for directing Training Day, and who keeps getting mentioned as the director of a possible Tupac Shakur biopic. Whether or not he will ever manage to get that Tupac production in front of the camera remains a mystery, but we do know about a new movie that he actually will make. Fuqua has been attached to helm Summit Entertainment’s new film Storming Las Vegas, which is an adaptation of a book about a real life casino robber named Jose Vigoa. Vigoa went on a crime spree during the 90s that lasted for 16 months and targeted some of Las Vegas’ most famous casinos. The book that will serve as the source material was written by John Huddy, and its full title is “Storming Las Vegas: How a Cuban-Born, Soviet-Trained Commando Took Down The Strip to the Tune of Five World Class Hotels, Three Armored Cars, and Millions of Dollars.” While rampant cowardice and pervasive sensibility will lead to the title being shortened for a film release, reading the outlandishly long book title does give us a better sense of the particulars of the story. It turns out that this Vigoa was some sort of commando, and it seems like he was pretty dang successful in his robberies. Also there’s something about a 23-year vet of the Vegas police force who was tasked with taking Fuqua and his gang down without letting their exploits hit the papers. […]

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A while back I first heard that Louis Leterrier’s next project was going to be a heist movie about magicians who robbed banks. It was an interesting enough concept to pique my interest, but I still had a bad taste left in my mouth after Clash of the Titans. I guess enough time must have passed, because hearing about the project again, I don’t find much of that ill will still remaining. I think I’m kind of looking forward to this next movie. It just might be a new day for Leterrier and me. Or maybe I’m just happy that the new news about the film is that Melanie Laurent is in negotiations to play the female lead. I do so crush on that little pixie-like lady. You know who she is, right? The girl from Inglorious Basterds and Beginners? Yeah, she’s fun. Jake Gyllenhaal was also pondering the idea of joining the cast for a while, but seems to have passed for one reason or another. But that doesn’t break my heart much, because Jesse Eisenberg is still set to star. After his recent string of awesome films I’d say that I’ve developed a little bit of a man-crush on the Eisenberg, so if Leterrier manages to score Laurent he will be 2 for 2 with me. Eisenberg, Laurent, in a movie about the FBI tracking down bank robber magicians? Yeah, I’m down with that. Clash of the Titans who? [Variety]

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Hugh Jackman, Michelle Willams and Ewan McGregor in Deception

Deception is a sexy, intriguing thriller that features the acting talents of Hugh Jackman and Ewan McGregor. It also features the alluring tandem of Michelle Williams and Maggie Q.

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The Bank Job

If you like heists, spies, sex, violence, the Royals, London, and money then this movie will fit the bill. And Saffron Burrows is the coolest babe ever.

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