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Sony Developing Storming Las Vegas Novel With Director Dennis Lehane

September 22, 2018 | Posted by Larry Csonka
Storming Las Vegas

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony is in development of real-life casino robbery movie Storming Las Vegas. Dennis Lehane (Shutter Island) has been hired to adapt the 2008 book, from John Huddy, that looks at a series of daring Las Vegas casino robberies masterminded by Jose Vigoa.

Over the span of 16 months, the Cuban-born Vigoa and his crew evaded police as they stole millions from some of the biggest players on the strip — MGM Grand, the Desert Inn, Mandalay Bay, Bellagio and New York-New York — through robberies of armored trucks and casino heists. Lt. John Alamshaw (a 23-year police veteran) was in charge of Vegas’ robbery detectives, and was tasked with bringing Vigoa to justice.