Cannes jewellery heist could be adapted for film

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Last night in Cannes, one of the biggest ever jewellery heists took place at the Carlton Intercontinental Hotel, where 53 million dollars (40m euros) worth of diamonds and jewels was stolen.

The crime has been linked to the notorious ‘Pink Panther’ jewel thief gang, as two of its members have recently escaped from a Swiss prison.

The heist took place during a jewellery exhibit, where at noon, a single gunman wielding a suitcase slipped in unnoticed and made off with some of the most valuable jewels in the world.

Aside from the police hunt to track down the criminals, the story has already sparked speculation over whether it will be turned into a film.

ContactMusic have already guessed that it could star George Clooney (a la Oceans Eleven) and Michael Caine (a la The Italian Job).

The Carlton Intercontinental could easily be the location, having been the set for Hitchcock’s To Catch A Thief in 1955.

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Flossie Topping is the former Editor-in-Chief of Critics Associated (2013-2015).