Following collaborations on A Most Violent Year and All Is Lost, FilmNation Entertainment is reteaming with J.C. Chandor to develop The Robber. A remake of Benjamin Heisenberg’ German/Austrian film Der Raüber, which was based on Martin Prinz’s novella of the same title, it has Neal Dodson, Anna Gerb and Chandor producing. Chandor is also attached to direct. FilmNation will finance and handle worldwide rights. Chase Palmer is adapting the screenplay.
The action thriller is based on a true story. The original film followed an elite marathon runner who uses major races as a cover to perpetrate bank heists. The movie world premiered in the Berlin competition in 2010, and the filmmakers have been tracking it ever since.
While in the development stage, this adds to Chandor’s dance card. The director is set to helm Triple Frontier at Paramount with Atlas Entertainment’s Charles Roven and Alex Gartner producing. He is also signed on to produce, with an eye to direct, the film adaptation of Vicky Ward’s The Liar’s Ball for A24.