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Watch: 1-Hour Doc About The 1980 Norco Bank Robbery; Mark Romanek To Direct Movie Based On The True Story

Watch: 1-Hour Doc About The 1980 Norco Bank Robbery; Mark Romanek To Direct Movie Based On The True Story

It has been five years since Mark Romanek‘s last feature, “Never Let Me Go.” In the interim, he’s been busy making TV pilots and high profile music videos (Jay Z‘s “Picasso Baby” and Taylor Swift‘s “Shake It Off”), and has been attached to helm a prequel to “The Shining.” But hopefully, a new venture distracts him from that bad idea.

Mad River pictures revealed today that Romanek will helm the action flick “Norco.” Penned by Adair Cole, the film tells the true story of a brazen and violent bank robbery in North Corona, California in 1980. Five men armed with rifles, shotguns and pipe bombs were behind the operation, resulting in a 25-mile car chase, the death of one sherrif’s deputy, injuries to nine more officers, and damage to numerous police vehicles and a helicopter. 

But as of yet, there’s no details as to when this project might shoot. So until more details roll in, here’s a 1-hour documentary about the crime produced by the Irvine Police Department.



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