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Hollywood to bring UK robbery to the big screen

23 September 2009

The story of the one of one of the biggest bank robberies in the world is to be made into a big budget Hollywood movie.

Darren Aronofsky will direct the film, which will be based on the book Heist by Howard Sounes.

The book was an inside look at the £53 million armed robbery at a security depot in Kent. The robbers obtained the cast after kidnapping the depot manager and his family. They even left behind over £150 million because they couldn't fit it in their getaway vehicle.

Five people were jailed for their part in the robbery.