Speedman and Reilly to star in bank robber love story Edwin Boyd
Myriad Pictures holds international rights and eOne will distribute in Canada.
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
Edwin Boyd was in development for 12 years with producer Allison Black and director Nathan Morlando of Toronto-based Euclid 431 Pictures,
which has teamed with Toronto-based Foundry Films’ Daniel Iron as executive producer. Iron’s track record as a producer includes The Bang Bang Club, Cairo Time and Away From Her.
During the decade-plus script phase, Morlando also developed a close relationship with Boyd himself who gave him unfiltered access to his
The cast also includes Kevin Durand, Charlotte Sullivan, Brendan Fletcher and Brian Cox.
Edwin Boyd will be shot entirely in northern Ontario in Sault Ste. Marie.
D’Amico said the film will be ready on time for the autumn festival circuit. Entertainment One will distribute in Canada.