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Mel Gibson in upcming movie based on Otgawa Valley bandit

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Mel Gibson in upcming movie based on Otgawa Valley bandit

By Debbi Christinck, Native Journalism Initiative ReporterThe Eganville Chief

Wed., June 30, 20211 min. be taught

Early Newspaper

Pembroke – A movie based on the fair crime exploits of a bank robber who called the Valley house and flew out of the Pembroke airport to his lifetime of crime is in the works for next year.

Ottawa Valley Writer Tim Gordon introduced Monday The Flying Bandit, printed by Burnstown Publishing Dwelling and written by Robert Knuckle with Ed Arnold, shall be released as a predominant movie within the following year starring Mel Gibson, Elisha Cuthbert and Josh Duhamel. According to a liberate by Selection, the movie shall be called Bandit.

The movie is based on the chronicle of Canada’s most daring armed robber Gilbert Galvan Jr. or “Robert Whiteman” as he became identified to his Canadian family and chums. Mr. Galvan escaped from prison in the US and made his capability to Canada where he assumed his original identification, fell in esteem, married, and portrayed himself as a travelling security consultant. Then again, unbeknownst to his companion, he became leading a double existence. When he left on these so called “business journeys” he became flying during Canada and efficiently pulling off over 60 bank robberies and jewelry heists. Dubbed “The Flying Bandit”, he changed into identified as Canada’s most daring armed robber who never fired a shot.

He had reach to Canada in the 1980s when he escaped from a Michigan prison. He settled in Pembroke where he would drift in and out of the metropolis, robbing banks and returning house that evening. He became arrested at the Pembroke Airport, in a roundabout diagram pleaded guilty and became sentenced to 20 years in prison earlier than being transferred to a prison in the US.

Mr. Duhamel will play Mr. Galvan Jr. and Mr. Gibson is a lifetime gangster he becomes involved with.

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Mel Gibson in upcming movie based on Otgawa Valley bandit