Empire State is a heist drama that follows two childhood friends from Astoria, N.Y., who plan to rob an armored car depository. playing. The story is based on true events that took place in 1982. Director Dito Montiel will be directing from a Adam Mazer script.
Liam Hemsworth will play one of the friends with Dwayne Johnson playing the NYPD detective out to bust the duo. Randall Emmett and George Furla are producing with David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman from Mandeville Films.
Production is expected to begin this spring.