A couple of days ago I posted about Isabel being cast in a new movie, Electric Slide, and now the official announcement of the start of production has been released:
Production underway in Los Angeles on Electric Slide
Jim Sturgess and Isabel Lucas star in Electric Slide, which has commenced production in Los Angeles. The film is a Myriad Pictures presentation of a Killer Films Production in association with Media House Capital. Myriad is handling international sales at the AFM and will partner with UTA on US rights.
Electric Slide is based on the true story of the owner of a posh furniture store who robbed a bank to impress his girlfriend and became a serial robber known as The Gentleman Bandit. Patricia Arquette, Chloë Sevigny and Christopher Lambert (have also joined the cast.
Tristan Patterson is directing from his screenplay. Myriad chief Kirk D’Amico produces alongside Hans Ritter and Killer Films’ Christine Vachon.
Media House Capital, 3 Point Capital and Venture Fourth Capital provided financing and Brad Simpson, Jacob Pechenik, Timothy Ford, Phillip von Alvensleben, Eric Eisner and Media House Capital’s Aaron Gilbert are among the executive producers.
Myriad’s svp of business affairs David Ducar and CFO Kevin Forester negotiated the financing.
Isabel Lucas, Jim Sturgess Top ‘Electric Slide’ Cast
Myriad Pictures has taken on sales duties on the Jim Sturgess and Isabel Lucas starrer “Electric Slide,” which is currently shooting in Los Angeles. The film is a Myriad Pictures presentation of a Killer Films Production in association with Media House Capital and Myriad Pictures.
The film is based on a true, 1980s- 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, left).
The thrill of the initial heist was so intoxicating that Dodson robbed more than 72 banks over a period of a few 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, Chloë Sevigny, and Christopher Lambert have also joined the cast.
Tristan Patterson, 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.”