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Kowalski TV lines up train heist doc

UK production company Kowalski TV has partnered with LA-based company Scallie Filmworks on The Life and Crimes of Gordon Goody, a feature doc about one of the key figures behind the "Great Train Robbery" of 1963.
July 8, 2013

UK production company Kowalski TV has partnered with LA-based company Scallie Filmworks on The Life and Crimes of Gordon Goody, a feature doc about one of the key players behind the “Great Train Robbery” of 1963.

Interviews with Goody, who has never fully gone on the record before, will detail the extent of his life of crime and his role in the  plot to rob an overnight train of its haul of £2.6 million (the equivalent of £41 million today) on its way to London.

Scallie Filmworks’ Chris Long – showrunner and executive producer on CBS drama The Mentalist – will direct and narration will be provided by Owain Yeomons, an actor on Long’s series.

“Having Chris attached [would be] like Barnsley signing Cristiano Ronaldo, such is his stock in Hollywood,” said Kowalski TV’s MD Simon Howley.

Howley added there has been interest from broadcasters internationally, and a trailer will be available in three weeks for distribution.

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