Speedman and Reilly to star in bank robber love story Edwin Boyd
Principal photography begins February 17 on Edwin Boyd - about a Canadian war veteran turned bank robber — starring Barney’s Version actor Scott Speedman in the title role alongside BAFTA award-nominee Kelly Reilly as Boyd’s wife.
Edwin Boyd executive producer Kirk D’Amico, also president and CEO of Santa Monica-based Myriad Pictures, which holds international rights, told Screen: “I see this film as a classic bank robber movie with a great central character [Speedman], but it also has an epic love story — the relationship he has with his wife is just amazing. All the other stuff is great - from the bank robbery and breaking out of jail - but it’s the love story that gives it its heart.”
Budgeted at C$5 million, Edwin Boyd is based on a real WWII vet and family man turned bank robber. Disillusioned by his post war circumstances, Toronto’s Eddie Boyd is torn between the need to provide for his young family and an unfulfilled dream to head to Hollywood to become a star. He discovers a way to do both, robbing banks “Hollywood style,” but his dream leads him down a path of danger and tragedy. Read more!
Edwin Boyd is currently filming in Ontario, Canada. Kelly's not listed on the cast list yet on IMDB, but she's mentioned in all of the articles with the casting news. Also, check out 13 photos from the Edwin Boyd movie set including this cute on set pic of the two young actors who will be playing Kelly Reilly and Scott Speedman's kids in the film...aww! I don't know if this is Kelly on set, but we can only see the long red hair in this photo. Also, this pic looks Kelly hairwise, but doesn't in the mirror...could be her stunt double? You can read more about the real Edwin Boyd's story here and Kelly's character Dorreen Mary Frances Thompson, who was married to Edwin Boyd with three children.