There aren’t a lot of things I like better than a good old-fashioned action thriller about cops and bank robbers. With classics such as Heat or The Town now a distant memory and Triple 9 being a fiasco, it is with great pleasure that I can say I am hyped for Den of Thieves, a movie I had no idea was coming until the trailer dropped.
The official synopsis for the project states:
A Los Angeles crime saga in the vein of “Heat”, DEN OF THIEVES follows the intersecting and often personally connected lives of an elite unit of the LA County Sheriff’s Dept. and the state’s most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank of downtown Los Angeles.
In the movie Gerard Butler will be portraying the leader of an elite crime-fighting unit tasked with taking down a band of highly trained (maybe former military?) robbers looking to rob The Federal Reserve. While Gerard Butler established himself as a tough guy by playing Sam Childers in Machine Gun Preacher (forget 300 that was some CGI bullsh!t made to sell men waxing kits and gym memberships) Pablo Schreiber starred in 13 hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi and rocked it in American Gods as a badass coin-loving leprechaun.
This will be the directorial debut of the man behind movies such as A man apart and London has fallen, Christian Gudegast.
With scenes reminding of iconic moments from the movies Heat or Reservoir Dogs and a pretty strong cast, Den of thieves should make January a good month for the action movie fans.
PS: oh, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson is in it…try to ignore that, cause “F@ck 50 Cent!”.