*The STX action thriller “Den of Thieves” starring Gerard Butler and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson will be released on Jan. 19, 2018, the company announced Friday.
The movie will also star Pablo Schreiber, O’Shea Jackson, Jr. and Evan Jones, directed by Christian Gudegast from his original screenplay written with Paul Scheuring.
Filming began Friday for “Den of Thieves,” which follows an elite crew of bank robbers who set out to pull off the ultimate heist when they realize $120 million in cash is taken out out of circulation daily and destroyed by the Federal Reserve.
Producing are Mark Canton (“300”, “300: Rise of an Empire”, “Immortals”), Tucker Tooley (“We’re The Millers”, “The Fighter”), Butler (“Olympus Has Fallen”, “How to Train Your Dragon”, “300”) and Alan Siegel (“London Has Fallen”, “Olympus Has Fallen”), long-time partners in their production company, G-BASE.
“We are incredibly excited to partner once again with Gerard Butler and to have a very talented cast including Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson, O’Shea Jackson Jr. and Pablo Schreiber,” said Tooley, who had spent more than 10 years developing this project. “‘Den of Thieves’ is a gritty action thriller with broad commercial appeal, and our cast blends perfectly into a world where good and bad often intertwine. STX Entertainment is the perfect partner to bring this modern-day heist story to the big screen.”