Music Box Films’ genre arm has acquired US rights to Smash & Grab: The Story Of The Pink Panthers, Havana Marking’s documentary about the world’s most successful diamond thieves.

The film uses animation and surveillance camera footage to tell the story of the Balkan gang known as The Pink Panthers, one of whom reportedly escaped from prison this week [25].

The gang is understood to have stolen approximately $1bn in jewels from around the world.

Pascal Degove of Goldcrest Films International negotiated the deal with William Schopf of Music Box Films.