Noel Clarke has commenced principal photography on the heist thriller for The Works UK Distribution and Universal Pictures International Entertainment (UPIE).

Shooting is scheduled to run for seven weeks on location in London, New York and Pinewood Studios.

Mark Davis is co-directing with Clarke on the story spanning three days in the lives of four girls who are unknowingly connected by a major diamond robbery.

Damon Bryant is producing and Emma Roberts, Ophelia Lovibond, Tamsin Egerton, Shanika Warren Markland, Rosanna Arquette, Adam Deacon, Ben Miller and Sean Pertwee star.

Clarke wrote Kidulthood and wrote and directed Adulthood. He will next be seen in Neil Marshall’s Centurion and as the lead in Ben Miller’s Huge with Thandie Newton.

“I’m incredibly excited to be working with Noel Clarke as I have been a long-term fan,” Bryant said. “When he asked me to get involved there was no question what my answer would be. I’m thankful that this film has been made possible by our partnership with Universal, Pinewood, The Works UK Distribution and Molinare Post Production.”

“We believe that will now take [Clarke’s] talent into a bigger international arena and we are delighted to be a part of this going forward, working with powerful partners like Universal Pictures and making UK films that audiences want, both here and abroad,” The Works UK Distribution managing director Mick Southworth said.

“This was an unmissable opportunity, through our deal with The Works, to get involved in an exciting project which incorporates some of the world’s best young film talent,” UPIE president Eddie Cunninghman said. “We are confident that this rich and multi-layered story will connect on many levels with a wide audience.”