The untold true story of one of the most bizarre bank heists in history unfolds in Finding Steve McQueen starring Travis Fimmel (Vikings). Neither a documentary nor biopic on classic movie star Steven McQueen, this 2019 action thriller recounts the events leading up to and immediately after a daring 1972 bank heist.
In addition to Travis Fimmel, the cast includes Rachael Taylor (Jessica Jones), William Fichtner (Mom), Lily Rabe (American Horror Story), Rhys Coiro (The Walking Dead), and Oscar winner Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland). Mark Steven Johnson (2003’s Daredevil) directed from a screenplay by Ken Hixon and Keith Sharon.
Finding Steve McQueen was produced by Andrea Iervolino, Alexandra Klim, Anthony Mastromauro, and Silvio Muraglia. The behind the scenes team includes costume designer Melissa Vargas, editors Julia Juaniz and Kathryn Himoff, production designer Kirk M. Petruccelli, visual effects supervisor Peter Nalli, and director of photography Jose David Montero.
“Finding Steve McQueen is an unbelievable true story about one of the most daring bank jobs of all time. But at its heart it’s a story about identity. Who we are versus who we want to be — and what happens when those worlds collide,” explains director Mark Steven Johnson. “The story is an interesting combination of drama, romance and broad comedy — the kind that started my career when I wrote Grumpy Old Men. It’s one of those fascinating footnotes in American History that deserves to be told. And with a crooked president in the White House and a scandal looming…it’s a story that has never been more relevant.”
Momentum Pictures will release the R-rated action film in theaters, digital, and On Demand on March 15, 2019.
Inspired by the true story of the biggest bank heist of all time, Harry Barber (Fimmel) recounts how in 1972 a gang of close-knit thieves from Youngstown, Ohio attempted to steal $30 Million in illegal campaign contributions from President Richard Nixon’s secret fund. But the plan quickly goes sideways, prompting the biggest manhunt in FBI history with more than 125 agents assigned to the case.