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    Wed, 18 Feb 2009 16:01:18

    Ewan McGregor To Do Electric Slide - To play bank robber

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    Ewan McGregor is in talks to play a Los Angeles furniture salesman who becomes a notorious bank robber in The Electric Slide. Carey Mulligan is also negotiating a role in the caper.

    McGregor would play Eddie Dodson, the bank robber, while Mulligan would play Dodson's girlfriend. The script is based on a Gear article about Dodson's life, which was written by Tristan Patterson, who will make his directorial debut with the film. Indie production house Myriad Pictures will secure financing for the project, which concerns Dodson's life as a high-end furniture boutique owner in the 1980s. Dodson enjoyed a posh Hollywood lifestyle and hung out with celebrities before taking the calculated risk of robbing a bank in order to impress his new girlfriend. Dodson robbed over 70 banks in the Los Angeles area during his criminal career. He was eventually apprehended by the feds.

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff

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