Congratulations to Isabel for landing another big Hollywood role! I’ve just come across some reports that say she is filming a new movie in Los Angeles entitled Electric Slide, and her management Meissner Management confirm this on their Facebook page. (Note the picture they’ve used for the information on that Facebook page is sadly not from the set, it’s actually from Earth Hour earlier this year).
This independent drama will co-star Jim Sturgess, Chloe Sevigny and Patricia Arquette, and will be written and directed by Tristan Patterson. (Ewan McGregor and Carey Mulligan were previously attached to star). The synospsis is as follows:
Based on the article “The Yankee Bandit: The Life and Times of Eddie Dodson, World’s Great Bank Robber”, written by Timothy Ford and published in Gear Magazine, “The Electric Slide” tells the true story of suave hipster and celebrity-magnet Eddie Dodson, who in 1980s Los Angeles owned and ran one of the city’s most stylish art deco furniture stores. Celebrities flocked to buy the latest pieces and Eddie was living the high life along with the Hollywood elite.
But when Eddie met cool and unimpressed Jenny, he decided to do the most outrageous thing he could think of to win her attention— he robbed a bank. Eddie discovered in himself the uncanny ability to charm pretty bank tellers into emptying their drawers of cash and getting away with it. And Jenny discovered that a boyfriend who robbed banks was about as hot as it got.
Over a period of months, Eddie and Jenny robbed over 70 banks in the Los Angeles area, often narrowly escaping the increasingly frustrated FBI. When the authorities interviewed the tellers who had been robbed, each of them described Eddie “like a movie star, the most charming man they had ever met.” The media, jumping on the story, dubbed him “The Gentleman Bandit”. But Eddie’s criminal lucky streak would not last forever as the FBI closed in and angry loan sharks with unpaid debts threatened his life.
Even better, this casting call advert says that Isabel is the film’s #2 “so she will be working quite a few days” … I am presuming this means she will be 2nd lead (behind Jim Sturgess), which is the character of Jenny, going by the synopsis! This is great news for Isabel, and for us fans.
Jim Sturgess mentioned the project in a recent interview with Movieline, saying:
There’s another project you’re about to start; how would you describe Electric Slide? [The film, about Eddie Dodson — the “New York Yankees Bandit” — was previously set to star Ewan McGregor.]
It’s a film called Electric Slide with a first time director called Tristan Patterson — it’s a true story, and set in the 1980s. It’s a cool period! I have to grow a mustache for it, that’s why I have the beard. Totally ‘80s, in a cool way though. Hopefully it’ll look great. I get to rob some banks!
And finally, here are some more cast, crew and company information:
CHLOË SEVIGNY †
LORENZO DI BONAVENTURA
AARON L. GILBERT
DI BONAVENTURA PICTURES