The Con Is On

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The Con Is On
The Con Is On.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJames Oakley
Produced by
Written by
  • Alex Michaelides
  • James Oakley
Music by
  • Charlie Klarsfeld
  • Zach Seman
CinematographyJoseph White
Edited byAnthony Boys
  • Evolution Entertainment
  • Fortitude International
  • Autumn Productions
  • BondIt
  • Buffalo 8 Productions
  • Pelican Point Media
Distributed byLionsgate
Release date
  • May 4, 2018 (2018-05-04) (United States)
Running time
90 minutes
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Canada

The Con Is On (previously titled The Brits Are Coming) is a 2018 heist comedy film directed by James Oakley and co-written by Alex Michaelides and Oakley. The film stars Uma Thurman, Tim Roth, Alice Eve, Sofía Vergara and Maggie Q.

It was released in a limited release and through video on demand on May 4, 2018, by Lionsgate.


A British con-artist couple, Harriet and Peter Fox plan a jewel heist in Los Angeles, after escaping from a notorious gangster, Irina.[1]



On May 14, 2015, it was announced that Uma Thurman would star in the jewel-heist comedy The Brits Are Coming, which James Oakley would direct based on his own script, co-written with Alex Michaelides.[2] Kristin Chenoweth would also star, while Cassian Elwes, J. C. Chandor, Robert Ogden Barnum and William Clevinger would produce.[2] Tim Roth, Alice Eve, Sofía Vergara, Maggie Q, Parker Posey and Stephen Fry were cast in the film on August 27, 2015.[3] It was confirmed that Dave Hansen would also be producing the film, while Chenoweth's involvement was not confirmed.[3][4] Elliott Michael Smith co-produced the production which was shot throughout Manhattan and Yonkers, New York.[5]


Principal photography on the film began on July 20, 2015 in New York City.[1][6]


The film was released on May 4, 2018, by Lionsgate.[7]


Based on five critic reviews, the film currently holds a 0% rating on RottenTomatoes.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Six More Join Uma Thurman in The Brits are Coming". August 27, 2015. Retrieved August 28, 2015.
  2. ^ a b McClintock, Pamela (May 14, 2015). "Cannes: Uma Thurman to Star in Comedy 'The Brits Are Coming' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 28, 2015.
  3. ^ a b D'Alessandro, Anthony (August 27, 2015). "Tim Roth, Sofia Vergara, Parker Posey & More Join 'The Brits Are Coming'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 28, 2015.
  4. ^ McNary, Dave (August 27, 2015). "Sofia Vergara Joins Uma Thurman's Heist Comedy 'The Brits Are Coming'". Variety. Retrieved August 28, 2015.
  5. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony. "Tim Roth, Sofia Vergara, Parker Posey & More Join 'The Brits Are Coming'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2016-02-07.
  6. ^ "On the Set for 7/20/15: Daniel Radcliffe Starts Shooting 'Swiss Army Men', Meryl Streep Finishes 'Florence Foster Jenkins'". July 20, 2015. Archived from the original on July 23, 2015. Retrieved August 28, 2015.
  7. ^ Billington, Alex (April 11, 2018). "First Fun Trailer for 'The Con Is On' Starring Uma Thurman & Tim Roth". Retrieved April 26, 2018.

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