Newswire: Miles Teller to play a bank robber in Life And Times Of The Stopwatch Gang

2014 was a great year for Miles Teller if you opt to ignore the existence of That Awkward Moment, which most people did. His leading turn in Whiplash served as a real coming-out party for the young actor, who has since used the momentum to ink roles as a superhero and Jonah Hill’s bro. Now Teller is kicking it into an even higher gear by signing on to play a speedy bank robber in a film version of The Atavist‘s long form essay, Life And Times Of The Stopwatch Gang. The article, written by Josh Dean, chronicles the true story of a group of meticulous Canadian thieves who stole millions from as many as 100 banks in the ’80s without ever firing a gun.

After an intense bidding war, Universal Pictures is in the final stages to acquire rights to the piece, with Ruben Fleischer on board as …

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