Scott Speedman works with Jean-Louis to play Edwin Boyd in “Citizen Gangster”

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Citizen Gangster starring
Scott Speedman
Opening April 27, 2012
Courtesy: IFC Films

Scott Speedman has studied the Alexander Technique with Jean-Louis Rodrigue for the past several years.  In 2011 he prepared with Jean-Louis for his role as the legendary Canadian gangster Edwin Boyd.  Intense transformation was necessary for Scott to be able to mask Edwin, and discover a new identity as the famous outlaw. Congratulations to Scott for his nomination as Best Actor for the 2012 Genie Award.

Scott Speedman as Edwin Boyd

Directed by Nathan Morlando, CITIZEN GANGSTER is based on the true story of a WWII vet and family man turned bank robber. Frustrated and disillusioned by his post war circumstances, Eddie Boyd is a man torn between the need to provide for his young family and an unfulfilled dream to head to Hollywood to become a star. When he discovers a way to satisfy both needs robbing banks “Hollywood style” his dream for stardom leads him down an unexpected path of gangsterism, danger and tragedy.

Watch trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2IkuIStSgk

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