Have you ever thought to yourself, “Self… there just aren’t enough bank heist movies”? If you have, then you’re going to love Den of Thieves.

Gerard Butler stars as a dodgy LAPD cop named Nick Flanagan who’s determined to bring down a known crew who plan on robbing the Federal Reserve Bank in downtown Los Angeles. The trio of crims in question are boss guy Merriman (Pablo Schreiber), Levi Enson (Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson) and Donnie (O’Shea Jackson Jr).

Sure, the plot is about as original as vanilla ice cream and heist flicks are as common as mud (and our analogies are just as hackneyed), but with Gerard Butler at the helm – and considering that the trailer is kind of cool – we’re cautiously optimistic about this one. It also has some action pedigree, being the directorial debut of A Man Apart and London Has Fallen writer Christian Gudegast.

Den of Thieves is due in Australian cinemas on January 25. Check the trailer for yourself…

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