Scream 4 actress, Emma Roberts, has signed up for Dito Montiel’s drama, Empire State, says Variety, joining Dwayne Johnson and Liam Hemsworth who’ve been attached to the project for a while.
Empire State is a heist drama that follows two childhood friends who plan to rob an armoured car depository. The film is based on true events that took place in 1982. Liam Hemsworth is set to play one of the friends, with Dwayne Johnson as the NYPD detective out to bust the duo. Roberts will be a waitress who is Hemsworth’s romantic interest.
Director Dito Montiel (Fighting, The Son Of No One) will be directing from a script by Adam Mazer. Production is expected to begin this spring, with a release loosely pencilled in for June 2013.