Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Ansel Elgort in talks to star in Edgar Wright's 'Baby Driver'

Edgar Wright is one of the best directors working today, and when he departed from Marvel's Ant-Man, it left a huge hole in his schedule. While he may eventually tackle an adaptation of Grasshopper Jungle and another film with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, it looks like Baby Driver will be Wright's next film. According to Variety, Baby Driver is an original comedy about a young getaway driver who relies on his soundtrack to help him be the best. But his job with a powerful crime boss could thrust him into an extremely tough situation that will require him to take his skills to the next level. Sounds a little bit like Joe Carnahan's Stretch with a distinct twist from Wright. And that sounds perfect in every way.

While there's still no word on when the film will go into production, it appears that Ansel Elgort is in talks to star in the film. The young Fault in Our Stars breakout topped Logan Lerman and John Boyega for the part and is still in early talks (per Variety). TriStar Pictures and Working Title Films will also be producing the film (Working Title produced The World's End and a few of Wright's other pictures). I have to say, I'm so incredibly pumped for this film. Wright is one of the most creative and original voices in the world of cinema today, so I'm down for anything that he does. Baby Driver does not currently have a release date, but a 2016 premiere seems possible. 

Source: Variety

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