'Place your bets!' Unless you're betting that you'll never see Saved by the Bell's Zack Morris go up against Robert De Niro. Because that's exactly what happens in the thriller Heist! We have the first trailer, which brings plenty of action and high stakes, along with the first domestic poster. This is one hot slice of hickory smoked drama you're not going to want to miss this coming Holiday season.
Robert De Niro and Jeffrey Dean Morgan lay it all on the table in this sizzling crime caper from Lionsgate Premiere! Heist is directed by Scott Mann, best known for his 2009 action thriller The Tournament. The rest of the amazing cast includes Kate Bosworth, Gina Carano, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, D.B. Sweeney, Morris Chestnut, Summer Altice and Dave Bautista. Heist hits theaters and premieres on-demand this November!
When their attempt to rob a casino owned by the feared gangster Pope (Robert De Niro) goes awry and a shootout ensues, Vaughn (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and Cox (Dave Bautista) are forced to flee on foot and hijack city Bus 657 and take the passengers hostage. Now, in a high speed chase, Vaughn will not only have to outwit the police, led by Officer Bajos (Gina Carano) who are in hot pursuit, but he will have to contend with Pope's maniacal right hand man, Dog (Morris Chestnut), in order to make it through the day alive. But we quickly learn that things are not what they seem, and Vaughn has more than one card up his sleeve.
Heist takes a little bit from Casino, sprinkles in a bit of Speed, and dumps a cup and a half of The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 in a blender and hits puree. Add to that a fast and funky bass line, an original Godfather, and a bunch of ass-kicking icons, and you've got something special for crime genre enthusiasts and action fans alike. This is going to be one crazy ride that will have you biting your nails and glued to your seat.
Heist was originally titled Bus 657. That title is actually a little more unique, and makes the action thriller a bit more distinguishable. Over the years, plenty of movies have been tagged with the generic moniker Heist. Probably most famous is the 2001 Heist, which starred Gene Hackman and Danny DeVito. That same year also saw the release of The Heist starring Pierce Brosnan and Tom Skerritt. There is also a 1999 thriller by the name of Heist, and this year sees American Heist into theaters as well, which stars Hayden Christensen and Adrien Brody. But none of them have quite the cast line-up that this Heist does!
Take a look at the first poster and trailer which shows how these would-be burglars get in way over their head. When a father is left without the means to pay for his daughter's medical treatment, you know things are going to turn bad fast! With the cops, gangsters and other assorted unsavory characters on their tail, this could have just as easily been titled Hot Pursuit, but Reese Witherspoon and Sofía Vergara already beat them to it this year.