Entertainment Weekly previews Baby Driver, the new film from Edgar Wright starring Ansel Elgort and Lily James.
Edgar Wright has shared a first look at his upcoming action-crime film Baby Driver, which stars Ansel Elgort as a getaway driver who attempts to leave the criminal life behind after meeting the girl of his dreams (Lily James).
“I always wanted to do an action movie that was powered by music,” says Wright, who also wrote Baby Driver. “It’s something that’s very much a part of my previous films and I thought of this idea of how to take that a stage further by having a character who listens to music the entire time. So, you have this young getaway driver who has to soundtrack his entire existence, particularly the bank robberies and fast getaways that come afterwards.”
Baby Driver tells the story of a talented, young getaway driver (Ansel Elgort), who relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. When he meets the girl of his dreams (Lily James), Baby sees a chance to ditch his criminal life and make a clean getaway. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.
The film also stars Jamie Foxx, Jon Hamm, Eiza González and Jon Bernthal, and opens in cinemas on August 11, 2017.
See the full first-look preview on Entertainment Weekly.