Showtime released the first look at the upcoming inspired by a true story film, “Heist 88,” led by two-time Emmy Award winner Courtney B. Vance. The movie centers on Jeremy Horne (played by Vance), a brilliant criminal mastermind with a unique ability to persuade anyone to do almost anything. As he faces the prospect of going to prison, Horne decides to pull off one final heist.
The film is produced by a collaboration between MTV Entertainment Studios, Bassett Vance Productions, and Gunpowder & Sky. It is scheduled to stream exclusively on Paramount+ with SHOWTIME starting from September 29, offering viewers a chance to delve into a gripping narrative centered around one of the largest bank robberies in U.S. history.
In “HEIST 88,” Jeremy Horne assembles a team of four young bank employees for a daring and audacious mission to steal nearly $80 million. Set in a time before widespread computerization and advanced cybersecurity measures, the story unfolds against the backdrop of a bygone era. The film promises suspense, intrigue, and a look at the challenges of executing a major heist in a time when technology was less sophisticated.
The cast also includes notable names like Keesha Sharp, who portrays Bree Barnes, an elegant and intelligent political consultant, and Keith David, who plays Buddha Ray, a master safecracker and mentor to Jeremy. Xavier Clyde takes on the role of Danny Pugh, a brilliant individual skilled with numbers and data, while Bentley Green embodies Marshall King, an energetic house music DJ and Jeremy’s nephew. Nican Robinson and Precious Way round out the cast with their roles as Rick Windom and LaDonna Sanders, respectively.
“HEIST 88” is a captivating tale written by Dwayne Johnson-Cochran and directed by Menhaj Huda. The film’s executive producers include Angela Bassett, Courtney B. Vance, Lynnette Ramirez, and Dwayne Johnson-Cochran for Bassett Vance Productions, as well as Van Toffler and Barry Barclay for Gunpowder & Sky. MTV Entertainment Studios is also a key contributor to the project, with executive producers Amal Baggar, Mychael Chinn, and Donny Hugo Herran.