‘Baby Driver’ News & Release Date; TFIOS’ Ansel Elgort Stars As Getaway Driver

By Staff Reporter | Mar 23, 2017 12:04 PM EDT
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"Baby Driver" is about to hit the road in August 2017. This Edgar Wright written and directed film stars Ansel Elgort (Baby) who was cancer-stricken young lover in "TFIOS" to the designated driver of a criminal group in "Baby Driver."

In Edgar Wright's "Baby Driver," the 22-year-old helps Jonn Hamm, Jon Beltran, Jamie Foxx and Kevin Spacey evade the police every time they commit a crime. Last Week, Sony Pictures released the first official look at the action-packed movie.

Music is not merely central to "Baby Driver," Edgar Wright's new comedy-action-romance, but the skeleton upon which it is constructed. The British writer-director would not sit down to create a scene until he had found the perfect track for it, then building the action and dialogue to fit perfectly with the tempo and timings says Hollywood Reporter.

The story of "Baby Driver" is told through the eyes, and, most importantly, the ears of Baby the youthful getaway driver who relies on a pulsating beat in order to perform. Working behind the wheel to pay off a debt to Kevin Spacey's snarky, self-satisfied crime boss Doc, Baby is a young man of few words but an extensive array of Ipods and sunglasses.

Like Ryan Gosling in Drive, Baby in "Baby Driver" telegraphs most of what he needs to with his eyes. Flashbacks reveal a childhood accident which has left him with severe tinnitus, and he uses music to drown out the constant ringing, as well as to "help him move".

According to Digital Spy, in the film "Baby Driver," Baby is reserved and often wordless: at home, he cares for his deaf and aging foster father, Joe (CJ Jones, a real-life deaf stand-up comedian), and at work, is secretly recording the conversations of his criminal colleagues to sample and loop into remixes back in his amateur sound studio.

Due for general release in August 11, "Baby Driver" had its world premiere this weekend, appropriately enough, at SXSW in Austin, Texas, a festival of both music and film. Wright's fifth film, it is his first solo project as writer and director, and is set and filmed in Atlanta, Georgia, a city with the wide expanses of freeway demanded by the adrenalin-fuelled high-speed chases.

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