• Publication date: October 18, 2011

Its not about the money. Its about the money A crew of criminals plan a heist to get rich and even.

The Italian Job is an Action film about a group of criminals who plan to steal a truckload of gold by creating Los Angeles' biggest traffic ever.

The film stars Mark Wahlberg as Charlie, Edward Norton as Steve Frezelli, Donald Sutherland as John, Charlize Theron as Stella, Jason Statham as Rob, Seth Green as Lyle, and Mos Def as Left Ear. The film is directed by F. Gary Gray.

The Italian Job is an Action film about a group of criminals who plan to steal a truckload of gold by creating Los Angeles' biggest traffic ever.

The film stars Mark Wahlberg as Charlie, Edward Norton as Steve Frezelli, Donald Sutherland as John, Charlize Theron as Stella, Jason Statham as Rob, Seth Green as Lyle, and Mos Def as Left Ear. The film is directed by F. Gary Gray.

Charlie, the mastermind of a daring Venice heist overseen by John, a lifelong criminal who plans to retire from the fold with the earnings from his most recent take. Basking in the glow of a job well done at a secluded retreat in the Alps, the thieves -- including the aptly-named Handsome Rob, tech-geek Lyle, and hearing-impaired quipster Left Ear -- are ruthlessly double-crossed by one of their own, the taciturn, calculating Steve Frezelli.

Time passes and each member of the group finds himself pursuing other opportunities in the States, until Charlie rallies them together for a revenge-motivated scheme designed to bilk Steve of all his misbegotten earnings. In order to cinch the deal, he even enlists John's reluctant safecracking-prodigy daughter, Stella, for an elaborate, incognito Los Angeles heist. But the paranoid Steve proves himself to be one step ahead of them at just about every turn, and Charlie finds that he'll have to make some daring last-minute changes to their plan if the team is to succeed.

The film picked up 5 festival awards and several more nominations.

Rated PG-13 for violence and some language

Running time: 111 mins