Paragon Buys Jim Sturgess’ Heist Movie ‘Electric Slide’ for U.S.

Paragon Releasing has acquired all rights in the U.S. and Canada from Myriad Pictures for the heist film “Electric Slide.”

“Electric Slide” premiered last April at the Tribeca film Festival. Paragon plans to release the film theatrically in the U.S. in April.

Jim Sturgess and Isabel Lucas star as lovers overs who pull a Bonnie and Clyde-style series of bank robberies in 1980s Los Angeles. Chloe Sevigny, Patricia Arquette, Christopher Lambert and Vinessa Shaw also star.

The film was financed by Media House Capital and Myriad Pictures, with Myriad handling world sales on the film.

Producers are Myriad’s Kirk D’Amico, Hans Ritter and Killer Films’ Christine Vachon. Executive producers are Philip von Alvensleben, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Timothy Ford, Brad Simpson, Media House Capital’s Aaron Gilbert and Pat Murray, Jacob Pechenik of Venture Forth, Eric Eisner and John Wells.

Tristan Patterson directed from his own screenplay, based on an article by Timothy Ford. Patterson is represented by UTA and 360 Management.

The deal was negotiated by Myriad’s D’Amico and Tom Loftus, UTA Independent Film Group’s Bec Smith and Hailey Wierengo on behalf of the filmmakers with Evan Crooke of Paragon.

 

 

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