Ewan McGregor for Electric Slide
Ewan McGregor and Carey Mulligan are in negotiations to lead Electric Slide, a film based on the true story of Eddie Dodson a high-end furniture salesman in L.A. who turned to bank robbery to keep his celebrity lifestyle.
What is amazing about the true story is that he went onto rob some seventy-two banks without being caught!
Tristan Patterson wrote the script for Electric Slide based on an article in Gear magazine called The Yankee Bandit: The Life and Times of Eddie Dodson, World's Great Bank Robber, and Patterson will make his directorial debut with the film, so it could be a bit of a risk. The story comes from
However saying that the story is a strong one, Dodson was a man who is already used to his high-end furniture business attracting the stars and bringing him to the celebrity lifestyle, a lifestyle that led him to want more. Then led him to rob some seventy-two banks and despite the FBI efforts to try and catch him.
Sounds a great project for McGregor, if the risk of the first time director is something he’ll take on, and looking back on his career I think it’s something he might.