Today, during Netflix’s TUDUM GLOBAL FAN EVENT, director, producer, & star Matthias Schweighöfer, along with co-stars Nathalie Emmanuel, Ruby O. Fee, Stuart Martin, Guz Khan and producers Zack & Deborah Snyder and Wesley Coller introduced the official main trailer for ARMY OF THIEVES.
After charming audiences as the wisecracking hero Dieter in Zack Snyder’s zombie blockbuster Army of the Dead, Matthias Schweighöfer takes center stage in the film’s prequel, which he also directs.
Ditching the undead, ARMY OF THIEVES puts a modern spin on classic heist films with European flair and an unlikely love story. Produced by Snyder and co-starring Nathalie Emmanuel (the Fast and the Furious franchise), ARMY OF THIEVES chronicles the harrowing adventures that transformed Dieter from a sheepish German bank teller named Sebastian into the badass safe-cracker who became a fan-favorite character in Army of the Dead.
Sebastian’s impassioned YouTube videos about the fabled safes designed by the locksmith Hans Wagner (Christian Steyer) catch the eye of Gwendoline (Nathalie Emmanuel), a beguiling career criminal whose take-no-prisoners exterior belies a desire to love and be loved. To Dieter’s shock, Gwen enlists him to be part of her motley crew of some of Interpol’s most wanted: the jack-of-all-trades Korina (Ruby O. Fee), rugged bad boy Brad (Stuart Martin), and getaway sidekick Rolph (Guz Khan). As the five misfits zigzag across Europe cracking a trio of impenetrable vaults known as the Ring Cycle — Das Rheingold, the Valkyrie, and the Siegfried — French law-enforcement officials Delacroix (Jonathan Cohen) and Beatrix (Noémie Nakai) are hot on their trail. Anchored by a simmering romance between Dieter and Gwen, Army of Thieves broadens the scope of Snyder’s Army Universe while staying true to its vision as its own movie.
ARMY OF THIEVES stars Matthias Schweighöfer (What A Man, The Most Beautiful Day), Nathalie Emmanuel (“Game of Thrones”, The Fate of the Furious), Ruby O. Fee (Polar, Asphalt Burning), Stuart Martin (“Miss Scarlet and the Duke”, “Jamestown”), Guz Khan (“Four Weddings and a Funeral”, “Turn Up Charlie”), Jonathan Cohen (Pure as Snow, Budapest), and Noémie Nakai (Death Note: Light Up the New World, High & Low The Movie 2 – End of Sky).
The film is directed by Schweighöfer, based on a screenplay by Shay Hatten (Army of the Dead, John Wick: Chapter 3). The story is by Hatten and Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen, Man of Steel).
The film is produced by Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder (Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Sucker Punch), Wesley Coller (Snow Steam Iron, Justice League), Dan Maag (The Red Baron, Open Water 2: Adrift), and Matthias Schweighöfer.
ARMY OF THIEVES will be released on Netflix on October 29, 2021.
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