Jake Gyllenhaal to Lead Heist Thriller From the Directors of ‘Free Solo’

The directing duo of Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin have gone to grand, dangerous lengths to deliver hair-raising cinematic experiences with the likes of Meru and their Oscar-winning Free Solo. Now, after conquering the documentary form, they look to provide some thrills on the narrative side.

Deadline reports they are attached to a currently untitled Netflix thriller based on Jonas Bonnier’s book The Helicopter Heist and scripted by Steven Knight. Set to be produced by and led by Jake Gyllenhaal, the true story from 2009 follows four men of different nationalities who find themselves in Sweden and plan a $5 million heist with a stolen helicopter.

With a set-up reminiscent of Sorcerer meets a Fast & the Furious film, see the book synopsis below via Amazon ahead of a May release, along with a look at the story of Free Solo.

Sami has a new child to provide for, so after years of petty crime,
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