Cohen planning heist thriller…

Writer/director Rob Cohen (‘Alex Cross,’ ‘xXx,’ ‘The Fast and the Furious,’ ‘Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story’) has signed on to taking the director’s chair for the Eric Harlacher-scripted jewellery heist action/thriller ‘Risk.’

The film, scheduled to shoot this summer, follows a talented thief who is released early from prison for one reason only, to execute a nearly impossible, once in a lifetime art heist.

“I’ve always wanted to make a sophisticated caper/thriller in the style of ‘Topkapi,’ ‘To Catch a Thief’ and ‘The Hot Rock’ with smart characters and sexy European backgrounds,” said Cohen. “When I read the script of Risk, I knew this was it.”

Adrian Politowski and Karl Richards over at Umedia and Tim Kwok, Ksana Golod and George Parra (‘American Hustle,’ ‘Nebraska,’ ‘Silver Linings Playbook’) will produce.