Summit goes ‘Storming Las Vegas’

Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, Antoine Fuqua set for heist pic

Summit Entertainment has decided to go “Storming Las Vegas,” acquiring feature rights to John Huddy’s heist tome and setting the project with Lorenzo Di Bonaventura with Antoine Fuqua attached to direct.

Summit confirmed the deal Thursday for the Huddy’s book, published in 2008 by Random House with the full title “Storming Las Vegas: How a Cuban-Born, Soviet-Trained Commando Took Down The Strip to the Tune of Five World Class Hotels, Three Armored Cars, and Millions of Dollars.”

Huddy, a network producer and onetime Miami Herald columnist, centers his story in the late 1990s when Jose Vigoa (a Cuban-born vet of the Soviet Army) and a small crew launched a 16-month crime wave — and was ultimately stopped by Lt. John Alamshaw, who was tasked with solving the crimes without spoiling Vegas’s new family-friendly image.

Vigoa was utlimately sentenced to more than 500 years in prison with no possibility of parole.

Fuqua last directed “Brooklyn’s Finest” and di Bonaventura’s in pre-production “G.I. Joe: Retaliation.”

Di Bonaventura and Summit have already partnered on a pair of action-thrillers – “Red” and the upcoming Sam Worthington starrer “Man on a Ledge,” due for a release in January.

CAA reps Huddy and Fuqua.

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