‘Crime 101’: Chris Hemsworth & Pedro Pascal Crime Thriller Launches Bidding War

There’s a streamer bidding war going on right now between Amazon and Netflix over the upcoming Heat-esque thriller, Crime 101. What’s such a big deal about this film? Well, it’s based on a novella by Don Winslow, but more importantly it has Chris Hemsworth and Pedro Pascal attached to headline. People like those dudes, right?

The story follows Lou Lubesnick, a detective tracking down a series of high level jewel heists along the Pacific Coast, which the police believe are linked to the Colombian cartels. But Lubesnick thinks differently and sets his sights on a single thief looking for one last big score.

Set to direct is Bart Layton, known for the 2018 heist movie American Animals. Shane Salerno (The Avatar sequels writer) is aboard to produce but it’s unclear if he’ll tackle the screenplay, too.

Deadline says the bidding could get as high as $100M, which is huge and all but guarantees it would get a theatrical release.

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