The Raid: Redemption director Gareth Evans is attached to direct Breaking the Bank for Universal Pictures. Darren Aronofsky was at one time locked in to direct, but he is no longer involved.

The project is based on the true story of "Lightning" Lee Murray, a former UFC fighter who was the mastermind behind a 2006 robbery in Britain, the largest cash heist in history. Kerry Williamson (I, Alex Cross) wrote the screenplay, which is based on the Howard Sounes book Heist: The True Story Of The World's Biggest Cash Robbery and the Sports Illustrated article "Breaking the Bank" by L. Jon Wertheim.

XYZ Films, the company behind The Raid: Redemption, will produce alongside Gareth Evans. No production schedule was given.