Miguel Arteta Gets the '47 Rules of Highly Effective Bank Robbers'

July 16, 2012
Source: Variety

Miguel Arteta / 47 Rules of Highly Effective Bank Robbers

Back at Sundance 2011, director Miguel Arteta helped Ed Helms prove his abilities as a leading man with the comedy Cedar Rapids, but before that he brought the book Youth in Revolt to the big screen with Michael Cera. Since then, the director has been busy at the helm of episodes of TV series like "New Girl" and "American Horror Story," but Variety reports Arteta is getting back to feature films with an adaptation of Troy Cook's novel 47 Rules of Highly Effective Bank Robbers, a film that producer Richard Gladstein from FilmColony says is "a very fast-paced, poppy kind of movie, in the vein of True Romance." Interesting.

Mandalay Pictures is also behind the film which follows a pair of lovers running from their families, the law and outrageous underworld characters as they rob banks across the South. It just so happens that the guy in this situation is the son of the local sheriff, and the girl is has a homicidal father who raised her to be a bank robber, and the father-daughter duo end up being chased by a couple of ex-partners and a special task force of federal agents after scoring their biggest heist ever. Sounds like it should make for an interesting new film for Arteta who has some true talent for comedy and a great story to go with it.

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