THINKFilm will handle international sales on The Electric Slide, the story of Eddie Dodson, one of the most prolific bankrobbers of the 70s and 80s and a man who holds the record for the most number of banks robbed in one day . Tristan Patterson has written the film based on the article by Timothy Ford which first appeared in Gear Magazine. He will also direct. Killer is co-producing with Brad Simpson, Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Eric Eisner's L&E Productions. Jocelyn Hayes-Simpson will oversee for Killer.
'It's great to have a relationship with a company that thinks the way we do,' said Vachon about THINK.
Killer has also renewed its co-production deal with John Wells Productions, whereby Wells funds overhead and serves as an executive producer on each Killer film. The relationship is in its seventh year.
Also on the development fast track at the company is 79, written and to be directed by Nelson George with Anthony Mackie attached to star. Based on George's own experience as a young music writer in 70s New York, the film follows the birth of hip-hop. Jocelyn Hayes Simpson is overseeing for Killer.
Dirty Girl, written and to be directed by first-time film-maker Abe Sylvia, will star Lisa Kudrow, Camryn Manheim and John Michael Higgins in a comic road movie about two high school outsiders - the class slut and an overweight closeted boy - on an unlikely quest to find family. Rob Paris is co-producing and Charles Pugliese will oversee for Killer.
Meanwhile, Jeff Nicholls, whose debut film Shotgun Stories was a critical favourite at Berlin and Tribeca this year, has boarded Goat as director. David Gordon Green, who was scheduled to direct, wrote the film and will still produce with Killer. The film is based on the memoir by Brad Land about a young man's college fraternity hazing experiences. Hayes-Simpson and Pugliese are overseeing for Killer.
Potential, written by Ariel Schrag from her comic book novel of the same name, will be the next directorial effort from Rose Troche. Rory Culkin and Olivia Thirlby (United 93, Snow Angels) are attached to star in the story of a year in the life of a very modern teenager. Katie Roumel and Hayes-Simpson are overseeing for Killer.
Jordan Scott, the daughter of Ridley Scott, is set to direct Cracks, a film based on the novel by Sheila Kohler about a group of girls at a boarding school in England in the 1930s who become caught up in the web of a charismatic teacher. Caroline Ip and Ben Court have written the screenplay to the film which will be co-produced with Rosalie Swedlin of Industry Entertainment and Scott Free Productions. Katie Roumel and Pugliese will oversee for Killer.
Commercials director Matt Asleton will direct Gigantic, a comedy about a mildly depressed single man trying to adopt a baby from China. Asleton and Adam Nagata have written the screenplay which has Paul Dano (Little Miss Sunshine) attached to star. Mindy Goldberg (Junebug) will co-produce and Pugliese will oversee for Killer.
Now in post-production for the company and set for autumn film festivals are Todd Haynes' I'm Not There starring Heath Ledger, Christian Bale, Richard Gere and Cate Blanchett and Helen Hunt's directorial debut Then She Found Me with Hunt, Colin Firth and Bette Midler.