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Fifty Shades’ James Foley to direct new prison film 'Alcatraz'


James Foley, the director of was at the helm of two instalments of the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, has just signed on to direct the prison escape film, Alcatraz.

The film, being produced by Basil Iwanyk and Gianni Nunnari, will delve into the infamous 1962 case of prisoners Clarence Anglin, John Anglin, and Frank Morris who broke free from Alcatraz prison. Having made fake heads out of soap and wax and left them in their beds overnight as a smokescreen, the three prisoners then fled through an unused utility corridor and out of the prison.

To this day, the prisoners have never been found and, 50 years after their disappearance, remain on America’s ‘most wanted’ list.

The script is written by Ian Mackenzie Jeffers and will follow bank robber Frank Morris, one of the three men who helped lead the operation of escape from ‘The Rock’ in June 1962.

For a little moment of nostalgia, let’s have a look at the original 1979 film ‘Escape From Alcatraz’ which also followed bank robber Morris in his quest to escape: