Finding Steve McQueen, an upcoming heist comedy from director Mark Steven Johnson (Daredevil, Ghost Rider), brings one of the most ridiculous robberies in United States history to the big screen. Centering on getaway driver Harry James Barber and a crew of fellow thieves from Youngstown, Ohio, the story follows their attempt to steal millions in illegal political contributions from Richard Nixon’s under-the-counter campaign fund. In the actual heist, the gang made off with about $9 million from the United California Bank, which translates into $54 million today. But unless this movie crew can get their acts together, as teased in our exclusive clip from the film, they’re going to struggle to get away with a red cent. In our clip, Harry Barber, played by Travis Fimmel (Vikings), learns a hard lesson about following the rules as part of the gang.
The film also stars Rachael Taylor (Marvel’s Jessica Jones), Forest Whitaker (Black Panther), Lily Rabe (American Horror Story), William Fichtner (Heat), and Rhys Coiro (Entourage). Finding Steve McQueen drives into theaters on March 15th, but you still have time to get your hands on some free tickets to our screening at the ArcLight. This March 11th at 7:30pm at the ArcLight Hollywood, in a partnership with both ArcLight Cinemas and Momentum Pictures, Collider will host an early screening followed by a Q&A with Travis Fimmel, Rachael Taylor, William Fichtner, Rhys Coiro, Louis Lombardi, Jake Weary, and Mark Steven Johnson, moderated by our own Steven Weintraub.
Check out our exclusive clip below:
And if you want a bit more background on the movie, be sure to watch the film’s trailer here:
Here is the official synopsis for Finding Steve McQueen:
When an unlikely gang of thieves attempt to steal $30 million in illegal campaign contributions from President Richard Nixon’s secret fund, the plan quickly goes sideways, prompting the biggest manhunt in FBI history.