According to Indie Wire, Electric Slide will make it’s world premiere debut at the upcoming 2014 Tribeca Film Festival in NYC (running from April 16 to April 27).
A heightened homage to the City of Angels, Electric Slide riffs on the real-life story of Eddie Dodson, the notorious “Gentleman Bank Robber.” With a debonair sophistication and a serious talent for flirt, Dodson managed to lure money from mesmerized female tellers at over 60 banks during an epic spree in the 1980s. Director Tristan Patterson gathers Jim Sturgess, Isabel Lucas, Chloë Sevigny, and Patricia Arquette to paint a dark, hyper-stylized tale of crime, love, and style.
Thanks to The Film Stage, we also have a couple of new production stills:
The 2014 film London Fields, starring Jim Sturgess, Amber Heard, Billy Bob Thornton, and Johnny Depp, today, set-up an instagram account and added a partial image of the first poster. We’re hoping to find the entire poster soon.
Thanks to Jim fan, Gosia, in Poland, we have news of Giuseppe Tornatore’s The Best Offer being nominated Best European Film at Poland’s ‘Oscars,’ known as the Orly Awards. The film stars Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess, Donald Sutherland, and Sylvia Hoeks. The award ceremony takes place on March 10.
According to IonCinema!, director Tristan Patterson’s, Electric Slide, has been named one of the ‘Top 200 most anticipated films for 2014. The film stars Jim Sturgess, Isabel Lucas, Vinessa Shaw, Chloë Sevigny, Patricia Arquette, and Christopher Lambert. “Production began in late 2012, so with a no-show in Sundance we now think this might premiere at Cannes, Locarno and/or TIFF where a Jim Sturgess starring vehicle plays for the better.”
Based on the article “The Yankee Bandit: The Life and Times of Eddie Dodson, World’s Great Bank Robber”, written by Timothy Ford and scripted by Patterson, this 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 and happened to rob a bank to impress his new girlfriend and became a serial robber known as “The Gentleman Bandit”.
It’s been a little slow ’round here lately, primarily because Jim is between films right now. But thanks to co-webmistress/super sleuth Michelle, we have this new Kidnapping Freddy Heineken pre-sale poster from the Berlin Film Festival, which is currently taking place in Germany. The poster includes images of Jim Sturgess, Sam Worthington, and Anthony Hopkins. The film, directed by Daniel Alfredson, also stars Ryan Kwanten, Jemima West, Thomas Cocquerel, and Mark van Eeuwen, tells the inside story of the planning, execution, rousing aftermath and ultimate downfall of the kidnappers of beer tycoon Alfred “Freddy” Heineken, which resulted in the largest ransom ever paid for an individual. The film is expected to be released sometime this year.
Thanks to the Jim Sturgess facebook page, we have a very cool video of Jim watching, and learning to play darts properly, for his role as “beer-swilling, womanising darts player” (see article below), Keith Talent, in the new film London Fields. It’s expected to be released sometime in 2014.
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And thanks to London’s Daily Echo, we have this article that also discusses Jim’s ‘process’ for London Fields:
“One of the characters was a beer-swilling, womanising darts player, so it would be fair to say the stereotype is alive and well!
“They filmed Jim Sturgess, who had been with Bobby George for a couple of days, throwing at the board before cutting to me to throwing the darts where they needed to go. A lot of it involved trick shots to try and get the camera to film the darts from different angles.”
It’s been another great year for everything Jim! However, 2014 promises to be incredible! With four new films set to be released (Electric Slide, Eliza Graves, London Fields and Kidnapping Freddy Heineken), we can all be assured that we’ll be seeing plenty of Jim Sturgess this coming year! May everyone have a fabulous new year, and may many more fans discover the ‘Urge to Sturge!’
Every year during the holiday season we offer a special gift to all of the loyal Jim Sturgess fans around the world. We hope you enjoy our annual Christmas present featuring artwork by co-webmistress Liz and video editing by co-webmistress Diane set to Kelly Clarkson’s“Underneath the Tree.”
Thanks to SlashFilm, we have a new poster for the North American debut of Guiseppe Tornatore’s, The Best Offer, which opens in select theaters on January 1, 2014. Three days later, on January 3, the film will be released on DVD and VOD. The Best Offer opened earlier this year in Europe, where it’s won numerous awards, as well as Asia, and features Jim Sturgess, Geoffrey Rush, Sylvia Hoeks, and Donald Sutherland. Additionally, Movie Clips Trailers released a new trailer on YouTube today.
The film tells a story of love and deceit, set in Europe (Trieste, Bolzano, Fidenza, Rome, Milan, Merano, Vienna, Prague) in the world of high-end art auctions and antiques. The story revolves around Virgil Oldman (Geoffrey Rush), an elderly and esteemed, but somewhat eccentric, managing director of an auction house. Oldman is hired by a reclusive young heiress, Claire Ibbetson (Sylvia Hoeks), to auction off the large collection of art and antiques left to her by her parents. For some reason, Claire always refuses to be seen in person. An astute young artificer, Robert (Jim Sturgess), then aids Oldman in restoring and reassembling some odd mechanical parts he finds amongst Claire’s belongings, while also giving him advice on how to befriend her, and how to deal with his feelings towards her. Oldman’s poise and prestige is counterpointed by an ongoing scam whereby his friend Billy Whistler (Donald Sutherland) helps him to acquire a secret private collection of master paintings. [source]