Ewan McGregor and Carey Mulligan (“An Education,” TV’s “Doctor Who”) are in talks to topline “The Electric Slide” for Myriad Pictures says the trades.
The film is based on the true story of Eddie Dodson (McGregor), a Los Angeles-based furniture salesman who owned a high-end boutique furniture store on Melrose Avenue in L.A. in the 1980s.
He lived the Hollywood lifestyle, partying and hanging out with celebrity friends, when he fell in love and took the biggest risk of his life to impress his new girlfriend (Mulligan) – he robbed a bank. Dodson went on to rob more than 72 banks in the L.A. area before the FBI finally nailed him.
Tristan Patterson penned the script and will make his directorial debut. Christine Vachon, Brad Simpson, Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Jocelyn Hayes produce.