Ewan McGregor Becomes Antiques Dealer, Does 'The Electric Slide'

Ewan McGregorIt's nice to see Ewan McGregor back on the big screen, in the trades, and away from his motorcycle. According to The Hollywood Reporter, he's tapping into that daredevil side for his next film, "The Electric Slide" which will see him robbing the rich to ... well, feed himself. British actress Carey Mulligan is in talks to join McGregor.

Directed and scripted by newcomer Tristan Patterson, "Slide" is based on the true story of Eddie Dodson, a former antiques dealer who ran with with the rich and famous of Hollywood. In order to feed his heroin habit and impress his new girlfriend, he decided to rob a bank -- the first of 72 he would rob in his lifetime. Dubbed "The Yankee Bandit" for the Yankees hat he always wore, he always slipped away just as the authorities arrived. He was eventually caught, and died in prison in 2003.

The film will be based on a Gear magazine article penned by journalist Timothy Ford, Dodson's friend and biographer. While McGregor and Mulligan are not yet signed, the film is being pre-sold at the Berlin Film Festival.

MTV readers, are you glad to see McGregor making so many movies again? Anxious to see him dust off his American accent for this one?