Breaking the Bank (film)

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Breaking the Bank
Directed byGareth Evans
Produced byGareth Evans
Screenplay byKerry Williamson
Story by
  • Breaking the Bank
    by Jon Wertheim
  • Heist: The Inside Story of the World’s Biggest Robbery
    by Howard Sounes
XYZ Films
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
CountryUnited States
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Breaking the Bank is an American heist biographical film project in development as of 2012, based on the book of the same name by Jon Wertheim and Heist: The Inside Story of the World’s Biggest Robbery by Howard Sounes.


The story of boxer-turned-criminal Lee Murray.



On September 21, 2009, Darren Aronofsky was in talks to direct the Lee Murray biopic Breaking the Bank from a script by Kelly Williamson.[1] On May 4, 2012, Gareth Evans replaced Aronofsky as director, Williamson is still credited as screenwriter, XYZ Films will produce and Universal Pictures as distribute the film.[2]


  1. Goldberg, Matt (September 21, 2009). "Darren Aronofsky Stages a Heist". Collider. Retrieved September 23, 2019.
  2. Fleming Jr, Mike (May 4, 2012). "'The Raid' Helmer Gareth Evans Conspiring With Universal On MMA Fighter-Turned-Bank Robber Tale 'Breaking The Bank'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 23, 2019.

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