According to Deadline, the studio acquired the adapted screenplay written by Kerry Williamson about Lee â€œLightningâ€ Murray, an ex-MMA fighter who masterminded the largest cash heist in the history of England in 2006. The drama is based on Howard Sounesâ€™ book â€œHeist: The True Story of the Worldâ€™s Biggest Cash Robbery,â€ and Sports Illustrated article â€œBreaking The Bankâ€ by L. Jon Wertheim.
The project was originally developed for director Darren Aronofsky, but he dropped out due the biblical movie â€œNoah.â€
Garethâ€™s big directorial debut was with the Indonesian film â€œThe Raid: Redemption,â€ which is now being released by Sony Classics. He also directed films â€œMerantauâ€ and â€œFootsteps.â€