Crime Drama ‘Heist 88’ Starring Courtney B. Vance Gets Premiere Date on Showtime

Heist 88 (Credit: Showtime)

Showtime has set a fall premiere for the upcoming film Heist 88 starring Courtney B. Vance.

The network also released a first-look photo, which shows the two-time Emmy winner in character as a criminal mastermind planning his next score.

Inspired by true events in 1988, the crime drama follows Jeremy Horne (Vance), who decides to pull off one last job before going to prison. Horne recruits four young bank employees to steal close to $80 million dollars in a daring assault on the U.S. banking system.

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The film has been in the works since 2017, and loosely follows the story of real-life criminal ringleader Armand Moore.

The cast also includes Keesha Sharp, Keith David, Xavier Clyde, Bentley Green, Nican Robinson, and Precious Way.

Menhaj Huda directed the film from a script written by Dwayne Johnson-Cochran.

The crime drama is executive produced by Angela Bassett, Courtney B. Vance, Lynnette Ramirez and Dwayne Johnson-Cochran for Bassett Vance Productions and Van Toffler and Barry Barclay for Gunpowder & Sky. Amal Baggar, Mychael Chinn, and Donny Hugo Herran serve as executive producers for MTV Entertainment Studios.

Heist 88 will stream on Paramount+ with Showtime in the U.S. on Friday, Sept. 29, then airs Sunday, Oct. 1 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime.

Below are additional details on the characters in the film.

Keesha Sharp will play Bree Barnes, an elegant, smart, political consultant that possesses a criminal mind and is Jeremy’s love interest.

Keith David will play Buddha Ray (Raymond Oliver), a master safecracker and mentor to Jeremy.

Xavier Clyde will play Danny Pugh, a nerdy, comic book collector who is brilliant with numbers and data and loves research but has given up on his job at the bank.

Bentley Green will play Marshall King, a cocky, energetic, house music DJ and Jeremy’s nephew.

Nican Robinson will play Rick Windom, a young loyal bank employee working in “the back of the bank” for nearly six years with dreams of becoming a stockbroker.

Precious Way will play LaDonna Sanders, a beautiful, bright, bank employee who is ambitious but unseen at First Chicago Bank.