Travis Fimmel, Kate Bosworth and Forest Whitaker have each agreed terms to board upcoming heist film, Finding Steve McQueen.
That’s according to The Hollywood Reporter, revealing that the trio of actors will now star opposite William Fichtner in the Mark Steven Johnson-directed pic. Johnson – best known for helming Ghost Rider, Daredevil and Elektra – will take point on a screenplay penned by Keith Sharon and Ken Hixon when production kicks off in Atlanta next month, when John Finn, Rhys Coiro and Louis Lombardi will round out the core ensemble cast.
A heist film in both name and nature, Finding Steve McQueen is said to be based on the “true story of the 1972 bank heist by a gang of close-knit thieves from Youngstown, Ohio, trying to steal $30 million in illegal contributions and blackmail money from President Richard Nixon’s secret fund.” Those are about the only plot details currently available for now, and it should be noted that THR didn’t disclose who will be playing who when the cameras begin rolling in September.
“Aligning a cast of this calibre with a fearless director like Mark has us all excited to see this story come to life,” producer Andrea Iervolino tells Screen International. “This is an explosive, character-driven film, smartly told in a way that will keep audiences guessing throughout. We’re eager to bring this amazing group together and start shooting in just a few weeks.”
What we do know is that AMBI Group will be parading Finding Steve McQueen at the imminent Toronto International Film Festival. Should the heist drama land a distributor, we fully expect more concrete details – and potentially a release window – to emerge online. Stay tuned for further updates.