In news coming out of Berlinale, it has been announced that Bates Motel and The Good Doctor star Freddie Highmore has been cast as the lead in Way Down, a heist movie which is being directed by [REC] helmer Jaume Balaguero.
The English-language film will see Highmore playing a gifted engineering graduate student “who masterminds a plan to break into one of the most impenetrable and dangerous banks in the world during the 2010 soccer World Cup final. A legendary lost treasure will be deposited in the bank’s safe for just 10 days. But nobody has ever managed to break into the bank, it has no blueprints, and its security system includes an underground river that floods the safe room if anyone succeeds in breaching it.”
“I have always wanted to embark on a tale of heists, banks and infiltrations. Genre at its purest,” said Balguero. But this project meant so much more! An unassailable bank. A story about pirates. A legendary lost treasure. And the monumental final of the 2010 World Cup. All nicely stirred together. How could I say no?”
Way Down will begin filming in April, with France’s TF1 Group and Spain’s Mediaset Espana teaming up to produce.
via Flickering Myth