EXCLUSIVE: Julian Gilbey’s thriller stars Ed Speleers and Thomas Kretschmann.


Paramount has picked up UK rights from Cinema Management Group to Julian Gilbey’s heist film Plastic.

The studio is understood to have committed to a wide 300-plus release in early May for the Gateway Films thriller starring Ed Speleers and Thomas Kretschmann.

Plastic is inspired by true events and tells of a group of students who must pull off a jewel heist in Miami after they accidentally target a gangster in a credit car scam.

Terry Stone of Gateway Films and Chris Howard produced.

Ed Speleers from Downton Abbey leads the predominantly UK cast alongside Will Poulter from We’re The Millers, Alfie Allen, Sebastian De Souza and Emma Rigby. Graham McTavish rounds out the key cast.

Gilbey’s directing credits include hoodlum thriller Rise Of The Foot Soldier and abduction thriller A Lonely Place To Die.

Cinema Management Group and Gateway Films previously collaborated on Get Lucky and Saving Santa.

“Chris and I are thrilled to have Paramount UK come aboard and release our film this spring,” said Stone. “We think an early May date is a perfect time for this edgy thriller with a terrific cast.”