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Jeremy Renner back in Town mode for King of Heists

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Alicia Malone is a Film Reporter, TV Host, Producer, Writer, Editor, and all around movie geek. She developed her taste for film at a young age, spending many a heady Friday night pajama-clad at the video store, picking out her 7 films for 7 days for $7. Bargain! While at school she created a Film Club, electing herself President. Eventually the School Principal asked her not to get up in assembly to talk about movies anymore.

Man of the moment Tom Hardy Jeremy Renner (“Mission Impossible : Ghost Protocol”, “The Hurt Locker”) will dust off the balaclava and get the hands moisturised in preparation for “King of Heists”, an adaptation of the J. North Conway book about a famous American heist.

Renner, who played a bankrobber in Ben Affleck’s “The Town”, will play “George Leslie, who came to New York appearing to be a mannered gent, but secretly put together a crew and masterminded a heist of nearly $3 million in cash and securities from the Manhattan Savings Institution in 1878″ according to Deadline.

In-demand screenwriter Will Staples (“Myth”, “Apaches”) will pen the script for the film, which Renner will also produce.

Here’s the synopsis of the book “King of Heists” :

King of Heists is a spellbinding and unprecedented account of the greatest bank robbery in American history, which took place on October 27, 1878, when thieves broke into the Manhattan Savings Institution and stole nearly $3 million-around $50 million in today’s terms. Bring the Gilded Age to life, J. North Conway tells the story of those who plotted and carried out this infamous robbery – including criminal mastermind George Leonidas Leslie, a society architect and ladies’ man whose double life led him to be dubbed the “King of the Bank robbers”- and of how they did it, and how they were tracked down and captured.

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About Alicia Malone

Alicia Malone is a Film Reporter, TV Host, Producer, Writer, Editor, and all around movie geek. She developed her taste for film at a young age, spending many a heady Friday night pajama-clad at the video store, picking out her 7 films for 7 days for $7. Bargain! While at school she created a Film Club, electing herself President. Eventually the School Principal asked her not to get up in assembly to talk about movies anymore.

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