HEIST Trailer ft. Robert De Niro
When their attempt to rob a casino owned by the feared gangster Pope (Robert De Niro) goes awry and a shootout ensues, Vaughn (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and Cox (Dave Bautista) are forced to flee on foot and hijack city Bus 657 and take the passengers hostage. Now, in a high speed chase, Vaughn will not only have to outwit the police, led by Officer Bajos (Gina Carano) who are in hot pursuit, but he will have to contend with Pope’s maniacal right hand man, Dog (Morris Chestnut), in order to make it through the day alive. But we quickly learn that things are not what they seem, and Vaughn has more than one card up his sleeve. HEIST will be released by Lionsgate Premiere in theaters and on demand November 13.
Heist is an upcoming American heist thriller film directed by Scott Mann and written by Stephen Cyrus Sepher and Max Adams, based on the original story by Sepher. The film stars Robert De Niro, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kate Bosworth, Morris Chestnut, Dave Bautista, Stephen Cyrus Sepher, Tyson Sullivan and Gina Carano. The plot of the film revolves around a casino heist by a sick daughter’s father, who has to pay for her treatment.
The film is scheduled to be released on November 13, 2015, by Lionsgate Premiere
- Robert De Niro as Francis (Frank) “Pope” Silva
- Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Luke Vaughn
- Kate Bosworth as Sydney
- Morris Chestnut as Derrick “Dog” Prince
- Dave Bautista as Cox
- Gina Carano as Police Officer
- D.B. Sweeney as Bernie
- Stephen Cyrus Sepher as Julian Dante
- Tyson Sullivan as Mickey
- Christopher Rob Bowen as Eric
On November 6, 2013, it was announced that Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films acquired a heist script Bus 757 from writer Stephen Cyrus Sepher to finance and produce the film. Randall Emmett would produce the $15 million budgeted film along with George Furla, Alexander Tabrizi and Sepher, about a card dealer who puts a crew together to rob a bank and hijack a city bus. On May 17, Robert De Niro was set to star in the film for the lead role known as “The Pope”, a casino owner whose money is the target of the heist. Scott Mann was set to direct the film, which Lionsgate would distribute. On September 24, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kate Bosworth, Dave Bautista and Gina Carano joined the cast of the film which also added Max Adams as an additional screenwriter. Morgan would play a man who puts the crew to rob the Frank “The Pope”‘s casino, and Bosworth would play De Niro’s daughter. On October 13, screenwriter Stephen Cyrus Sepher was also spotted on the set, who was also involved in the film to star, and was later confirmed to play Julian Dante, one of the guys who rob the casino. Morris Chestnut was spotted on the set on October 15 but his casting was confirmed by Deadline on October 17, he would play Derrick “Dog” Prince, “The Pope”‘s right-hand man who has to bring the money back before the cops seize it and realize it’s dirty.On October 31, the film was sold to different international distributors, including Lionsgate International for the UK.
Filming began on October 13, 2014, in Mobile, Alabama. The shoot was previously set to be taken place in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. On October 13, some actors were spotted on the set at Hayleys Bar in downtown Mobile where they would shoot through October 30, reportedly they were filming a scene at Bar involved some characters planning a heist. On October 15, De Niro was spotted filming on in the Crystal Ballroom of The Battle House Hotel, where the Crystal Ballroom was transformed into 1940s-style casino called “The Swan Casino,” owned by De Niro’s character “The Pope.” Same day actor Morris Chestnut was also spotted unexpectedly on the set while filming scenes on the corner of Royal and St. Francis streets in downtown Mobile. On October 21, filming was taken place on Causeway, which was closed by the police from eastbound entrance of Bankhead Tunnel to east of the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park