is in negotiations to star in Dito Montiel
‘s indie heist film Empire State
, formerly titled The Sentry Keep, a thriller based on the real-life robbery of the Sentry Armored Car Company in 1982; an $11.4 million disappeared from the Company in the Bronx when two men opened flat roof like a can of beans and burst into office carrying a shot gun. That haul, at the time, was the largest cash heist in U.S. history.
Furthermore, Aussie up and comer Liam Hemsworth
, Thor’s brother and star of the upcoming The Hunger Games and The Expendables 2 is locked into the project, despite his already bulging 2012 calendar, playing the role of Chris to Johnson’s Ransone.
The independently produced film will be scribed by Adam Mazer
, who is best known for the Emmy-winning You Don’t Know Jack for HBO.
Also author and musician, Dito Montiel, got off to a really good start with coming-of-age drama A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, which was adaptation of Montiel’s memoir of the same name, but has since been a waste of talent with Fighting and The Son of No One.
Johnson next appears in February’s Journey 2: The Mysterious Island and in G.I. Joe: Retaliation, also this summer like The Expendables 2.
Filming on Empire State will begin in April. Stay tuned.
A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints – Trailer