Bank Robbing movies are always fun. They’ve got guns, money, people shooting and screwing over the banking industry and someone inevitably saying something like “Nobody move!” Gotta love it.
Anyway, there are now two more bank robbing movies in development and oddly enough they both star an attractive male from the British Isles! The first is a remake of the German film The Robber that is set up at Sony Pictures. Andrew Garfield, right in the middle of filming The Amazing Spider-Man, has expressed interested in starring. The film is based on the true story of a marathon runner who up and decides to start robbing banks one day. I’m sure there’s more to it than that, but that is basically what happens.
The second is a Ewan McGregor vehicle titled Electric Slide that finds him playing real life bank robber Eddie Dodson. Instead of robbing banks for the heck of it, he did it to fund his heroin addiction. Hey, you gotta do what you gotta do. The dude managed to rob 64 banks in 7 months and did it all with a fake gun. I know that was kind of a spoiler but, really? No, it’s not. Deal with it. Blue Valentine producer Jamie Patricof is spearheading development on that one.