Market April 1, 2014
Agent Sheryl Peterson, Adam Perry (APA)
Manager Allison Doyle (Project D Media)
Was previously set up with Di Novi Pictures, with Robert Luketic directing.
When a down-on-her-luck yet aspiring young woman who aims to reconstruct famous works of art falls in love with a charming, eccentric millionaire art dealer, she finds herself inducted into a team of highly skilled art thieves, led by the millionaire art dealer himself.
Drowning in debt and dreaming of becoming an art restorer, Emma Doyle finds herself swept off her feet by a dashing British millionaire and secret art thief, as he enlists her to help steal the art world's most notorious Rembrandt masterpiece.
After a bankrupt woman interning at a London museum agrees to a mysterious art restoration project, she discovers that she is working with stolen paintings. Growing obsessed with the thrill of the steal, she joins her employers in the dangerous and demanding world of the heist.
Drama, Mystery, Art Heist, Character Study, Dramedy, Female Protagonist, Film, Foreign Locale, Heist, Mainstream (studio), Organized Crime
Ocean's trilogy, Out of Sight, The Italian Job, To Catch a Theif, Thomas Crown Affair, The Tourists, National Treasure
Present, A Few Months
Takes place in England, in a number of prominent art museums, large mansions, bars, London streets, etc. Moves to the streets of Italy at one point and France.
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An unnamed crew of professionals execute a highly complex art heist, stealing a valuable painting and getting away with it. In London, an American woman, EMMA DOYLE (27), flirts with a guy at a pub. She explains that she is a successful art restoration specialist. Before he can make a move, Emma leaves. Talking with her financial advisor on the phone, she reveals that she actually isn't a reconstruction specialist, but a low-level secretary at an art museum with a whole lot of debt. Walking home, Emma buys a street vendor's butchered painting of Elvis and, at home, restores it beautifully.
At work, Emma asks her snooty boss, BENSON (50s), for a raise, though she declines. While giving a tour, Emma is playfully interrupted by LEO (40), a suave, English millionaire, who teases and flirts with her. Later, Emma gets drunk with her friends, ALISON (29) and BERNIE (28), before going home to talk to her parents, who are under the impression that Emma is a successful reconstruction specialist in London. She does not find the courage to tell them the truth.
Later, at a special opening of a new wing at the museum Emma works at, she finds herself confronted by...