Larry Lamb and Phil Daniels join the cast of ‘The Hatton Garden Job’

Larry Lamb and Phil Daniels join the cast of 'The Hatton Garden Job'

Phil Daniels and Larry Lamb have been announced among the lead cast for new gangster movie ‘The Hatton Garden Job’.

The British crime film is based on the real life robbery in April 2015, when a group of career criminals smashed their way into a vault in London’s Hatton Garden district, before making away with £14 million worth of jewels.

It’s now been revealed that veteran actor Larry Lamb will lead the film as mastermind Brian Reader, 77, who was jailed for six years earlier this year for his involvement in the robbery.

Other names announced for the project include Quadrophenia actor Phil Daniels, along with a supporting cast that includes Downton Abbey’s Matthew Goode, Joely Richardson, Clive Russell, David Calder and former Xtra Factor host Sarah Jane Crawford.

Shooting on the film, which is directed by British filmmaker Ronnie Thompson, is expected to begin this week – ahead of release later this year.

An official synopsis teases: “The film picks up with a mysterious thief, who is presented with an opportunity to take down the exclusive Hatton Garden Vault just days after leaving prison.

“It’s an old school job, requiring old school skills. With real life twists and turns as though written for a movie, The Hatton Garden Job follows our convict recruiting a team of veteran British criminals all eager for one final chance at glory.

“Together they must stay ahead of the law, dodge hired mercenaries and make deals with the head of the Hungarian mafia.”