Ewan McGregor and An Education’s Carey Mulligan are negotiating to lead the cast of The Electric Slide.
The film will tell the true-life tale of LA-based furniture salesman Eddie Dodson.
Seemingly unsatisfied with the lavish parties and celebrity friends that his high-end good shop brought him in the 1980s, Dodson decided that the only real way to impress his new girlfriend was to take a risk – so he robbed a bank.
Turns out he was better at it than he thought, as he ended up on a crime spree, pulling off 72 heists before the FBI tracked him down.
“This is an amazing story,” Kirk D’Amico of the financing company behind the new indie tells The Hollywood Reporter. “It’s just unbelievable the way this guy was able to rob bank after bank and always slipping away just before the FBI got there.”
Tristan Patterson, who adapted the script from a Gear mag article, will also make it his directing debut.
Sources: THR and Total Film
According to the Internet Movie Database, Ewan will star in the comedy, The Kids Are All Right, along with Julianne Moore and Robin Wright Penn. The status of the film is in pre-production and filming could start this fall. Plot Outline: The film is about a lesbian couple (Penn and Moore) experiencing complications with their sperm donor (McGregor).Source: Internet Movie DatabaseThanks to Roberta for the heads up!
EWAN MCGREGOR has no qualms about smooching actor DOUGLAS HODGE in new movie SCENES OF A SEXUAL NATURE – because they practiced locking lips frequently in their own time. The TRAINSPOTTING hunk starred alongside Hodge in London’s West End stage show of GUYS AND DOLLS, and vowed to pucker up on a regular basis in preparation for the film. He says, “We would run it a few times between shows. “My character Billy is a human being – if he is gay or straight, it doesn’t make any difference.”Source: contactmusic.com
Fogler to Play HitchcockDon Fogler will play the role of legendary director Alfred Hitchcock in the independent thriller Number Thirteen, written and to be directed by Chase Palmer. The movie will tell a fictional tale revolving around Hitchcock’s lost and incomplete first film ‘Number Thirteen’. In the story, the great director manages to get involved in a “Hitchcockian” dilemma of his own when he gets in a love triangle with two crew members while making the movie. After the lead actor is found dead, the film’s editor suspects Hitchcock and attempts to discover the truth. Fogler won a Tony Award in 2004 for his performance in the musical ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ and also stars in a number of upcoming films including ‘Fanboys’ and ‘Good Luck Chuck’. The film will be Palmer’s feature-length directorial debut. Ewan McGregor and Geoffrey Rush are said to be eyeing the other lead roles.Source: Variety Source: www.boxofficeprophets.com
Baz Luhrmann wants to paint London town Rouge.The Aussie director is planning to bring his musical movie Moulin Rouge to the West End.And he has approached Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman to reprise their leading roles in the flick for the first few shows.A source said: ?Baz has discussed the idea with Ewan and Nicole. It will be the most lavish musical to open for many years.?It?s something he has wanted to do since the film was finished.?Baz is expected to meet up with his favourite leading lady again this weekend in Sydney ? as a guest at her wedding to rocker Keith Urban. Source: www.thesun.co.uk related articles:Stage Version for “Moulin Rouge” Baz to paint London rouge?
Please have in mind that this is still only a rumour!Daniel Craig is already lining up those highly paid film roles after he finishes up his first stint as James Bond in the new film “Casino Royale”.
Ewan McGregor has revealed that his wife just laughs off any rumours of infidelity that she hears about him.The Scottish star has repeatedly been romantically linked to his female co-stars by the press, particularly including Nicole Kidman on the set of Moulin Rouge and Scarlett Johansson on the set of The Island.Apparently though Ewan is horrified by the rumours, his wife remains cool and definitely not jealous. He says: “My wife is cool about it. She laughs it off and I am trying to live by that example.”Digital Spy
Ewan McGregor might spend his free time razzing about on motorbikes, but he’s also a secret culture vulture. A few days back, he turned up at the sleepy Dulwich Picture Gallery to look at an exhibition of Beatrix Potter memorabilia.Staff was told that McGregor was there on the recommendation of Ren?e Zellweger, who also visited recently. “Ewan’s about to co-star with Zellweger in a film about Beatrix Potter, and dropped in on his own, wearing leathers,” says the gallery.”He said he didn’t want any fuss made and was happy just to wander round on his own for an hour or two. ” Sweetly, a curator decided to present the Hollywood star with a memento of his visit. It was a Peter Rabbit notebook bearing the slogan: “You may go into the field or down the lane, but don’t go into Mr McGregor’s garden.”
Hollywood stars JAKE GYLLENHAAL and HEATH LEDGER bonded long before starring in gay romance BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN – they were united in their jealousy of EWAN McGREGOR.The actors auditioned for MOULIN ROUGE! together, but the two Americans lost out to the charms of the Scottish screen hunk.Gyllenhaal says, “We’d auditioned for Moulin Rouge! together. It was actually me, Heath and Ewan McGregor at the very end.”Neither Heath nor I got the part and it was out of jealousy against Ewan that we became friends.” Source: contactmusic.com