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First Official Posters and Synopsis for Carey Mulligan's upcoming Electric Slide and Effie films

Collider.com has two official posters and synopsis (of both films) of Carey Mulligan's upcoming films, The Electric Slide and Effie.

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THE ELECTRIC SLIDE, directed by Tristan Patterson

 

Based on the article “The Yankee Bandit: The Life and Times of Eddie Dodson, World’s Greatest Bank Robber”, written by Timothy Ford and published by GEAR Magazine, THE ELECTRICE 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 the 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.


EFFIE, directed by Richard Laxton (Grow Your Own)



Written by Academy Award® winner Emma Thompson, EFFIE is a sharp, entertaining and witty story that vividly conjures up passionate characters driven to extremes by the repressive rules of their time.

John Ruskin - the renowned art critic famously dubbed “The Greatest Victorian” takes young Effie Gray as his wife. Effie is twenty years younger and her expectations of marital love are confounded by her husband’s bizarre and troubled personal behaviour. She must also contend with Ruskin’s controlling and snobbish mother.

In an attempt to redraw their relationship, Effie and John move to Venice so John may continue his work as Effie seeks solace in the beauty of the city and its people. Venice does little to relieve the stress of their already fragile relationship, and so the unhappy couple move to Scotland accompanied by Ruskin’s protégé, the handsome artist John Everett Millais.

As Millais witnesses Ruskin’s disdain for Effie and how truly disconnected the couple are, he begins to feel for her in a way that her husband cannot.

Effie must attempt to escape her poisonous marriage without alerting the scandal mongers and attempt to secure romantic fulfillment in the arms of her husband’s young artist friend.

This is a powerful and affectionate take on an extraordinary, true story from the pen of Emma Thompson who also plays Effie’s ally, confidante and saviour, Lady Eastlake.

[source:Collider.com]

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