A new trailer has arrived for the darkly-comic crime caper ‘Stealing Chaplin’, inspired by a true story of two brothers who steal and hold to ransom the silent film stars body.
Set in modern-day Las Vegas, the pair of British grifters try to navigate between the Mob chasing the debt they owe, the media frenzy around the body being stolen and the Police closing in on them. Director Paul Tanter describes the film as “A fun and quirky caper that brings a modern spin to a true story that most people think is an urban legend.”
Inspired by real events, two Las Vegas-based con men dig up and steal the corpse of comedian Charlie Chaplin in order to ransom it. With the theft gaining the world’s attention and the reward rising daily, soon every local lowlife, criminal and dirty cop wants a piece of the action.
The film stars Simon Phillips, Doug Phillips, Peter Woodward, Al Sapienza and Mr Las Vegas himself; Wayne Newton.
The film is released this Friday 16th October in cinemas across the UK.