Jim Sturgess (Cloud Atlas, One Day) and Isabel Lucas (Red Dawn, Immortals) are set to headline Electric Slide, now in production in Los Angeles. The film is a Myriad Pictures presentation of a Killer Films production in association with Media House Capital and Myriad Pictures.
Electric Slide is based on a true story of high-living, charismatic Dodson (Sturgess), the owner of a posh Los Angeles furniture store who robbed a bank to impress his new girlfriend (Lucas), and became a serial robber known as “The Gentleman Bandit.”
In the 1980s, Eddie Dodson owned a high-end boutique furniture store on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles. 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 – he robbed a bank.
The thrill was so intoxicating that Dodson robbed more than 72 banks over a period of only 4 months in the Los Angeles area before the FBI finally nailed him. Highly charismatic and handsome, Dodson charmed his bank teller victims into emptying their cash drawers and earned the nickname “The Gentleman Bandit.”
Patricia Arquette (“Medium,” True Romance), Chloë Sevigny (Lovelace, American Psycho), and Christopher Lambert (Mortal Kombat, Highlander) have also joined the cast.
Tristan Patterson (Dragonslayer), who also wrote the script, is directing.
“‘Electric Slide’ is, first and foremost, an amazing story,” said Kirk D’Amico, CEO of Myriad Pictures. “It’s just unbelievable the way this charismatic character was able to rob bank after bank and always slipping away with his girlfriend a la Bonnie and Clyde before getting caught. We love Tristan’s script and his vision for this story inspired by true events from LA in the 80′s. We are fortunate to have Jim Sturgess and Isabel Lucas star and to have such an amazing supporting cast.”
The producing team includes Myriad’s Kirk D’Amico (Margin Call, The Good Girl), Hans Ritter (Hard Candy, Stranger Than Fiction), and Killer Films’ Christine Vachon (Boys Don’t Cry, One Hour Photo). Media House Capital, 3 Point Capital and Venture Fourth Capital provided financing for the film. Brad Simpson (World War Z), Jacob Pechenik (Terri), Timothy Ford, Phillip von Alvensleben, Eric Eisner, and Media House Capital’s Aaron Gilbert are among the Executive Producers. Media House Capital’s Patrick Murray and Margot Hand and Three Point Capital’s David Gendron serve as Co-Executive Producers. Myriad’s Senior Vice President of Business Affairs, David Ducar, and CFO, Kevin Forester, negotiated the financing on behalf of Myriad.
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