Helmer set for Lakeshore diamond heist pic

Robert Luketic is set to direct heist pic “Brilliant” for Lakeshore Entertainment.

Pic, penned by Gillian Gorfil and Elizabeth Shorten, revolves around a small-time criminal who joins accomplished thieves in a diamond heist.

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

With Luketic on board, casting is about to begin. No start date has been set, and pic does not yet have a distrib.

Luketic and Lakeshore previously worked together on 2009’s “The Ugly Truth.”

He had most recently directed Lionsgate’s “Killers” with Ashton Kutcher and Katherine Heigl. Other credits include “21” and “Legally Blonde.”Luketic is repped by CAA and Mosaic.

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