In “Plastic,” the store is in Miami, and Allen enjoyed hanging out in Florida with his co-stars: Ed Speleers from “Downton Abbey,” Will Poulter from “We’re the Millers” and Sebastian De Souza from “Skins.”
“We all got along famously,” says Allen, who declines to talk about his personal life but reportedly split with actress Jaime Winstone in July and has since been rumored to be involved with Anna Kendrick.
Brilliant college student Sam has the perfect credit card scam until his crew robs the wrong man. Now they have two weeks to repay ruthless gangster Marcel two million dollars or they will be dead. Sam and his team devise a scheme to clear their debt by heading to Miami to poach enough cash and merchandise.
But they come up short. So Sam and his gang set their sights on a daring jewelry heist that could make them hugely wealthy for life. Their plan turns sour, however, when the team members start turning on each other. Now it’s up to Sam to finish the brazen heist and turn the tables on Marcel before they all go down.
Running Time: 1 hour 42 minutes
The guys have a lively on-screen chemistry. Just as watching “Oceans 11” conveys the vibe that George and Brad were having a good time when the cameras weren’t rolling, so it is with this heist flick. But Allen insists he didn’t get into any more trouble than karaoke-ing Dr. Dre in the hotel bar. “I’m definitely not a bad guy in real life,” he says with a sarcastic chuckle. “I’m really lovely and sensitive.”
“Plastic” will hit cinemas nationwide on August 26.
“Game of Thrones” Alfie Allen is bad to the bone
Don’t expect Alfie Allen to play a nice guy anytime soon.
In “Plastic,” out this August, the Londoner portrays Yatesy, the roughest in a gang of four lads who stage a diamond heist.
In “John Wick,” he played the son of a Russian mobster while Keanu Reeves stars as the titular character, a former assassin pursuing a more peaceful life until Allen’s character kills his beloved dog in a robbery gone awry.
And, when “Game of Thrones” returns, Allen will resume his role as Theon Greyjoy, who betrayed the Stark family in a power grab — only to be betrayed by his men, taken hostage, tortured and turned into a slave called Reek.
“It’s fun playing the bad guy,” Allen tells The Post. “It comes naturally.”
It certainly seems that way. With his cutting cheekbones and icy blue eyes, Allen, 29, has an aura of danger and mischief — and the family background to back it up.
His father is famously boozy British comedian Keith Allen, while his older sister is brash singer Lily Allen. Like his dad and sister before him, he was kicked out of various schools growing up.
“I wasn’t expelled for anything vicious, just being cheeky, not doing what I was told … rising to the bait if someone said something annoying about my dad,” Allen told the Daily Mail in 2008.
He says going to a boot camp in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., when he was 12 helped him get it together.
In “Plastic,” the actor has even harder edges than usual, thanks to bleached-blond hair.
“I was a bit dubious at first,” he says of the dye job. Director Julian Gilby had to convince him it was right for his character.
The film is loosely based on the true story of a group of Manchester boys who managed to steal more than $3 million in gems from a Beverly Hills jeweler by posing as a prince and his staffers.
The gang hired a private jet — paid for with a stolen credit card — to fly the jewels and jeweler to London.
Upon landing, the envoy was shuffled into limos, and the gang’s leader drove off with the jewels.