NBC has ordered a script for a new drama based on The Italian Job. Deadline says the project, from Paramount TV, is aiming to be "noisy, sexy, thrill-ride that follows a make-shift family of expert criminals, who are forced out of retirement when an opportunity arises to get their beloved 'patriarch' out of jail." The site adds that the creators want to retain The Italian Job's "action, humor, romance and picturesque international locales."
The character of Charlie Croker, who Michael Caine originated and Mark Wahlberg took over, is still the star of the story.
Donald De Line, a producer of the 2003 remake of the 1969 Italian Job, is playing executive producer here. It's being written and EP'd by Rob Weiss (Entourage, Ballers) and Benjamin Brand (Bollywood Hero, November). We will now commence waiting for cameos from Jason Statham and Charlize Theron.