Pathe and Fox Searchlight are backing the new narrative piece, which will use last year’s documentary as a jumping-off point. Smash And Grab followed the world’s most successful diamond thieves, introducing the audience to the dark corners of the international jewel trade. Blending surveillance footage and interviews with gang members, it was an insightful peek into a shadowy subject.
So far, there’s no word on who will be working with Boyle on the film, though we’d expect to find the likes of regular writing collaborators John Hodge, Simon Beaufoy or Frank Cottrell Boyce in contention.
Boyle has several other possibilities floating around for his next film, including Trainspotting sequelPorno and coming-of-age tale Solomon Grundy.