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Sir Michael Caine tempted by role in Hatton Garden heist movie

Published 21/01/2016

The Hatton Garden heist could spawn a movie
The Hatton Garden heist could spawn a movie

Sir Michael Caine has said he would star in a film about the Hatton Garden heist "in an instant".

A film about the raid is reportedly in the works, with scriptwriter Simon Cluett hinting that he would like to bring Sir Michael, Terence Stamp or Ray Winstone on board.

According to The Times, he said: "There is a wish list, and at least one of those names is on that list."

Sir Michael, 82, said: "I read the paper today about the Hatton Garden robbery, and everyone's suggesting that I do the film with Ray Winstone. And I would do it in an instant."

The Hatton Garden Safe Deposit raid saw valuables including gold, diamonds and sapphires worth up to £14 million stolen when the gang of ageing burglars drilled their way into a vault at the heart of London's jewellery quarter. The thieves were aged 75, 67, 58 and 75.

In his closing speech, Nick Corsellis, defending robber Carl Wood, said: "You can imagine the film titles. Bad Grandpas? The Enfield Expendables?"

Speaking to Magic Radio, Sir Michael added: "It just goes to show, you get to my age and you say there's no parts, and then suddenly you're sitting there and there's a part in the newspaper - if someone's got the time to sit down and write it.

"Now I've said 'yes'."

But he had some reservations, adding: "The money's got to be good too. I'm not going to do it for nothing."

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