Adam Mazer (Breach) wrote the screenplay, which is based on the true story of a 1982 armored car company robbery in New York City. The heist was believed to be the largest in U.S. history, at the time. Liam Hemsworth will play Chris, and Dwayne Johnson is portraying Ransone, although no further details were given about their characters.
Dito Montiel is directing Empire State, which was formerly known as The Sentry Keep, with David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman producing. George Furla and Randall Emmett are financing the drama through their Emmett/Furla Films banner.
Production is scheduled to begin in April.