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"Lighting Strikes": Lee Murray Movie Gets Big Time Director

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Darren Aronofsky is developing a gritty heist thriller based on “the daring robbery of the Securitas Depot in Tonbridge, a £53 Million Sterling score (around $86 million US) thought to be masterminded by former mixed martial arts fighter and UFC star ‘Lightning’ Lee Murray.” Screenwriter Kerry Williamson (who also adapted Denis Hamill’s novel Fork in the Road for Alexander Payne) is adapting the script, which Aronofsky is eyeing as a directing vehicle. Details after the jump.


The underlying rights package that includes an article from an April 14th 2008 issue of Sports Illustrated Magazine titled Breaking the Bank by Jon Wertheim, and the non-fiction book Heist: The Inside Story of the World’s Biggest Robbery by Howard Sounes. The Tonbridge Securitas heist, which took place outside of London in February 2006, is valued at over $85M USD – dwarfing previous cash hauls including the infamous 1963 Great Train Robbery and 1978 JFK Lufthansa heist

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Post #1   9/23/09 1:28:18AM   

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For those who don't know Darren Aronofsky is responsible for Requiem for a Dream, and The Wrestler.

Post #2   9/23/09 1:32:44AM   

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Wow! He's one of my favorite directors. I'm curious how this will turn out.

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I kinda always hoped this would happen.

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At least we know it'll be a legit movie. I wonder if they'll portray Murray as a hero or a villian.

Post #5   9/23/09 11:02:41PM   

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This movie will kick ass, like all of Aronofsky's films do.

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Kind of always envisioned this movie as a comedy...not sure how serious this is gonna get

Post #7   9/25/09 12:47:03AM   

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Should make for a really good movie and cant wait to see the part were he knocks Tito out. But from the sound of it its only really about the robbery itself.

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Post #8   9/25/09 2:15:18AM