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The Con is On (previously titled The Brits Are Coming) is a 2018 heist comedy film directed by James Oakley and co-written by Alex Michaelides and Oakley. The film stars Uma Thurman, Tim Roth, Alice Eve, Sofía Vergara and Maggie Q.

The Con Is On
The Con Is On.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by James Oakley
Produced by
Written by
  • Alex Michaelides
  • James Oakley
Starring
Music by
  • Charlie Klarsfeld
  • Zach Seman
Cinematography Joseph White
Edited by Anthony Boys
Production
companies
  • Evolution Entertainment
  • Fortitude International
  • Autumn Productions
  • BondIt
  • Buffalo 8 Productions
  • Pelican Point Media
Distributed by Lionsgate
Release date
  • May 4, 2018 (2018-05-04) (United States)
Running time
90 min.
Country
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Canada
Language English

It was released in a limited release and through video on demand on May 4, 2018, by Lionsgate.

Contents

PlotEdit

A British con-artist couple, Harriet and Peter Fox plan a jewel heist in Los Angeles, after escaping from a notorious gangster, Irina.[1]

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

On May 14, 2015, it was announced that Uma Thurman would star in the jewel-heist comedy The Brits Are Coming, which James Oakley would direct based on his own script, co-written with Alex Michaelides.[2] Kristin Chenoweth would also star, while Cassian Elwes, J. C. Chandor, Robert Ogden Barnum and William Clevinger would produce.[2] Tim Roth, Alice Eve, Sofía Vergara, Maggie Q, Parker Posey and Stephen Fry were cast in the film on August 27, 2015.[3] It was confirmed that Dave Hansen would also be producing the film, while Chenoweth's involvement was not confirmed.[3][4] Elliott Michael Smith co-produced the production which was shot throughout Manhattan and Yonkers, New York.[5]

FilmingEdit

Principal photography on the film began on July 20, 2015 in New York City.[1][6]

ReleaseEdit

The film was released on May 4, 2018, by Lionsgate.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Six More Join Uma Thurman in The Brits are Coming". comingsoon.net. August 27, 2015. Retrieved August 28, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b McClintock, Pamela (May 14, 2015). "Cannes: Uma Thurman to Star in Comedy 'The Brits Are Coming' (Exclusive)". hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved August 28, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b D'Alessandro, Anthony (August 27, 2015). "Tim Roth, Sofia Vergara, Parker Posey & More Join 'The Brits Are Coming'". deadline.com. Retrieved August 28, 2015. 
  4. ^ McNary, Dave (August 27, 2015). "Sofia Vergara Joins Uma Thurman's Heist Comedy 'The Brits Are Coming'". variety.com. Retrieved August 28, 2015. 
  5. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony. "Tim Roth, Sofia Vergara, Parker Posey & More Join 'The Brits Are Coming'". Deadline. Retrieved 2016-02-07. 
  6. ^ "On the Set for 7/20/15: Daniel Radcliffe Starts Shooting 'Swiss Army Men', Meryl Streep Finishes 'Florence Foster Jenkins'". ssninsider.com. July 20, 2015. Retrieved August 28, 2015. 
  7. ^ Billington, Alex (April 11, 2018). "First Fun Trailer for 'The Con Is On' Starring Uma Thurman & Tim Roth". FirstShowing.net. Retrieved April 26, 2018. 

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