Just when it seemed as if Jeremy Renner was being bombarded with a overwhelming deluge of franchises, from suiting up as Hawkeye in the upcoming Avengers movie to taking on a new imagining within the iconic Bourne universe in The Bourne Legacy, Deadline has reported that Renner is signed on to take on banks and the law, a sense of familiarity for him since The Town, in The King of Heists.
The movie, which is an adaptation of J. North Conway’s novel of the same name, takes a look at the true account of a $3 million dollar bank robbery performed in 1878. Renner will ensue the role of the mastermind, George Leslie, who is described as “a well mannered gentleman.” Albeit a much milder version then the hotheaded tough guy Renner portrayed in The Town.
The film, which is currently in the process of finding a director, has Will Staples attached to pen the script and Renner in the producer’s seat, along with Teddy Schwarzman and Don Handfield. While the approach The King of Heists plans on taking with the bank heist genre is unknown, it’s safe to say it‘s a role Renner will easily make his own, with his break-out performance in The Hurt Locker being a signature example in how far this young star has come.
With a busy schedule of big name franchises coming to the foreground, it seems that Renner’s career isn’t losing steam anytime soon, and a chance to create a totally new character in The King Of Heists will further prove that potential.