Charm City Kings and Cobra Kai producer Caleeb Pinkett, the brother of Jada Pinkett Smith, has teamed up with Rebel Maverick to develop a film based on the true story of the Dunbar Armored facility heist in Los Angeles. The movie will be based on Alyssa Keli Rose’s Medium article “The Dunbar Heist.”
The robbery took place in 1997 and during that heist “five men stole $18.9 million in under 30 minutes. Allen Pace III, a fired employee of the Dunbar depot, was the mastermind who planned the robbery for two years and recruited four of his closest friends. After four years of thwarting law enforcement, the scheme fell apart after one of the robbers, Eugene Lamar Hill, gave a real estate broker a stack of cash bound together with the original currency straps.” Pace ended up being sentenced in 2001 to 24 years in federal prison.
Rebel Maverick’s Matt Nicholas and Nastassja Kayln are producing and adapting the script with screenwriter Leon Langford. The producers said in a joint statement:
“What really drove us to want to bring this true story to the big screen is our love for heists and also, most importantly, seeing someone finally come out on top after always being at the bottom of the barrel. That was and is Allen Pace III.”
I’ve always enjoyed watching heist films and this is sure to be a good one!