Robert Luketic directs the tale of a small-time crook in pro diamond heist

Eric Bana is in negotiations to star in the Lakeshore Entertainment diamond-heist thriller “Brilliant.”

Robert Luketic (“Legally Blonde,” “The Ugly Truth”) is on board to direct with Gillian Gorfil (producer on “Blood Diamond”) penning the script, her first feature writing credit.

Pic revolves around a small-time criminal who joins accomplished thieves in a diamond heist.

Gorfil, Sidney Kimmel, Gary Lucchesi and Tom Rosenberg will produce.

Bana, who’s repped by WME, was last seen in the Focus spy thriller “Hanna.”

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