Heist (2015 film)

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Heist
File:Heist 2015 Movie Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Scott Mann
Produced by
Written by
Starring
Cinematography Brandon Cox
Edited by Robert Dalva
Production
company
Mass Hysteria Entertainment Co
Distributed by Lionsgate Premiere
Release dates
  • November 13, 2015 (2015-11-13) (United States)
Running time
93 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $8.9 million[1]
Box office $4.1 million[2]

Heist, originally titled Bus 657, is a 2015 American crime 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 was released on November 13, 2015, by Lionsgate Premiere.[3]

Synopsis

A single father plans an in-and-out heist to rob a casino owner alongside his co-worker in order to get the money to pay for his daughter's illness. Things go awry when they are forced to hijack a bus.

Cast

Production

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.[1] Randall Emmett would produce the $8.9 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.[1] 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.[5] Scott Mann was set to direct the film, which Lionsgate would distribute.[5] 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.[6] 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.[7][8] 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.[9][10]

Filming

Filming began on October 13, 2014, in Mobile, Alabama.[11] The shoot was previously set to be filmed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.[12] 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 the bar that involved some characters planning a heist.[7] On October 15, De Niro was spotted filming 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."[13] The same day actor Morris Chestnut was also spotted on the set while filming scenes on the corner of Royal and St. Francis streets in downtown Mobile.[9] On October 21, filming was taking place on the Causeway, which was closed by the police from the eastbound entrance of Bankhead Tunnel to east of the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park.[14]

Release

in October 2014, the film was sold to different international distributors, including Lionsgate International for the UK.[15] The film was released on November 13, 2015 in a limited release and through video on demand.[16]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 McNary, Dave (November 6, 2013). "AFM: Emmett/Furla/Oasis Boards 'Bus 757′". variety.com. Retrieved October 12, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. http://www.the-numbers.com/movie/Heist-(2015)#tab=summary
  3. Meriah DotyEditorSeptember 18, 2015 (1995-09-21). "See Robert De Niro Get Targeted in 'Heist' (Trailer Exclusive)". Yahoo.com. Retrieved 2015-09-18.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. 4.0 4.1 Jeff Sneider (2015-05-05). "Robert De Niro's Heist Thriller 'Bus 657' to Be Sold at Cannes by Hannibal Classics". Thewrap.com. Retrieved 2015-09-18.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. 5.0 5.1 Fleming Jr, Mike (May 17, 2014). "Cannes: Robert De Niro Catches 'Bus 757', Heist Pic From Emmett/Furla/Oasis". deadline.com. Retrieved October 12, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. Fleming Jr, Mike (September 24, 2014). "'Bus 657′ Castings: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kate Bosworth, More Board Robert De Niro Pic". deadline.com. Retrieved October 12, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. 7.0 7.1 Ikenberg, Tamara (October 13, 2014). "'Bus 657' starts shooting in downtown Mobile; former WWE champion Batista on set". al.com. Retrieved October 13, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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  9. 9.0 9.1 Ikenberg, Tamara (October 16, 2014). "'Bus 657' star Morris Chestnut makes Mobile stargazers swoon". al.com. Retrieved October 18, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. Fleming Jr, Mike (October 17, 2014). "Morris Chestnut Boards 'Bus 657′". deadline.com. Retrieved October 18, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  11. Scott, Mike (September 26, 2014). "Robert De Niro's 'Bus 657' bolts Baton Rouge, heading down I-10 to Mobile". nola.com. Retrieved October 12, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  12. Scott, Mike (May 19, 2014). "Robert De Niro boards thriller 'Bus 757,' to be shot in Baton Rouge". nola.com. Retrieved October 12, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  13. Ikenberg, Tamara (October 15, 2014). "Robert De Niro walks among us: star has arrived in Mobile for 'Bus 657' shoot". al.com. Retrieved October 18, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  14. Levins, Angela (October 21, 2014). "Scout your route: Parts of Causeway, Bankhead eastbound closed for filming of movie 'Bus 657'". al.com. Retrieved October 24, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  15. McNary, Dave (October 31, 2014). "AFM: Robert De Niro's 'Bus 657′ Picks Up Foreign Sales". variety.com. Retrieved November 1, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  16. Meriah DotyEditorSeptember 18, 2015 (1995-09-21). "See Robert De Niro Get Targeted in 'Heist' (Trailer Exclusive)". Yahoo.com. Retrieved 2015-09-18.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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