Ewan McGregor had reportedly been in talks to star in The Electric Slide way back in February, but there has been no word on the film until now:
In the wake of the American Film Market, Myriad Pictures has racked up sales in multiple territories...as well as presales for the Ewan McGregor starrer "The Electric Slide."
Pre-sales on "Electric," the story of Los Angeles bank robber Larry Dodson, were stuck for the following territories: Scandinavia - Nordisk; Switzerland - Rialto; Turkey - ANS/D Prods.; Iceland - Myndform; Poland - Monolith; Benelux - European Film Partners; Bulgaria and Romania - Programs 4 Media; the Czech Republic - AQS: Former Yugoslavia - MG Film; Greece - Spentzos; Hungary - RTL; the Middle East - Easgle Films; Pan Asian Py TV - Star TV; Portugal - Valentim and Cinesky for the airlines. [THR]
Carey Mulligan was also in talks to star in the movie. Based on a true story, The Electric Slide centers around the life of furniture salesman Eddie Dodson, a man who became a notorious bank robber. Dodson owned a furniture boutique in Hollywood during the 1980s and tried robbing a bank to impress his new girlfriend. Dodson robbed over 70 banks in Los Angeles before he was arrested by the FBI. Ewan might play Dodson with Carey Mulligan playing his love interest in the movie.