‘Finding Steve McQueen’ Trailer Takes You Into One of History’s Biggest Heists

     February 25, 2019

Momentum Pictures has released the trailer for Finding Steve McQueen, a heist comedy from director Mark Steven Johnson that dives into of the most ridiculous, yet little-known robberies in United States history. Vikings star Travis Fimmel stars as getaway driver Harry James Barber, who—along with a crew of fellow thieves from Youngstown, Ohio—tried to steal millions in under-the-counter campaign contributions from Richard Nixon’s illegal fund. (In the true story, the gang made off with about $9 million from the United California Bank, around $54 million by today’s standards.) 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). 

If you recognize Mark Steven Johnson’s name it’s because it’s attached to a good portion of those comic book movies that debuted before the Great Superhero Boom ushered in by Iron Man. The filmmaker wrote and directed both Ben Affleck‘s Daredevil and Nicolas Cage‘s Ghost Rider. (He also directed and co-wrote 2010’s When In Rome starring Kristen Bell and Josh Duhamel, one of the more singularly batshit rom-com experiences you could ask for.) Recently, Johnson co-wrote the story that became the script for Disney’s Christopher Robin.

Check out the Finding Steve McQueen trailer below followed by the film’s official poster. Finding Steve McQueen hits theaters on March 15.

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.

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