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‘Baby Driver’ Featurette: Edgar Wright’s Getaway Caper Is Driven By Music
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After receiving unanimous praise at SXSW earlier this year, Edgar Wright‘s new film Baby Driver has been bumped up to an earlier date. That is something we can all look forward to. In his fifth directorial effort, the film centers on Baby (Ansel Elgort), a young getaway driver who suffers from constant ringing in his ears. In order to drown it out, Baby plays music he gets from the cars he steals for his getaways. It’s what makes him the best in the business. But after discovering a new lease on life, Baby wants to get out after one last score. That is something his crime boss (Kevin Spacey) will not tolerate.

Now a newly released featurette takes a look at Baby and his relationship with his father-like figure psychopath crime boss, the crew he works with, and the love interest (Lily James). Check it out below.

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‘Baby Driver’ Trailer: Edgar Wright’s Heist Flick Has Bongos and Some Radar Love
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Baby Driver, the latest film from writer/director Edgar Wright ((Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, The World’s End), had its world premiere on Saturday night in Austin, TX, at this year’s SXSW. Now, Sony has released the domestic and international trailers for the upcoming film, which you can watch here below.

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‘Baby Driver’: New Images From Edgar Wright’s Getaway Driver Flick
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There are so many reasons why you should be excited for Edgar Wright‘s (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) Baby Driver. The movie centers on a partially deaf getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) who uses music to drown out the ringing in his ears. In the past Wright has used music in such a way where the music beats are perfectly choreographed to each action sequence. So imagine that, but with a car chase sequence.

With the film hitting theaters later this year, we are now getting a very early look at the film in new images that tease more than just a car chase, but also some of the characters, like the very fashionable Jamie Foxx‘s Bats, who is wearing a very killer jacket, and an almost unrecognizable Jon Hamm. Check it out below.

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‘The Walking Dead’s Jon Bernthal Joins Edgar Wright’s ‘Baby Driver’
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We’ve all heard of the falling out between Edgar Wright and Marvel Studios. And while it may be a slight disappointment that we never got to see Wright’s vision in the MCU, the fallout may have been a blessing in disguise as the director was free to move onto Baby Driver. Early details revealed that the film would be about Baby, a young and talented getaway mute driver who suffers from a chronic ringing in his ears. However, Baby relies on the beat of his own soundtrack. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss, he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.

Ansel Elgort, Lily James, Jamie Foxx, Jon Hamm, Kevin Spacey, and Eiza Gonzalez, are all strapped in for the movie. And now the film is going to add The Walking Dead‘s Jon Bernthal. There are also a few more plot details being revealed. Check out the full story below.

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‘Mad Men’ Star Jon Hamm To Play Villain In Edgar Wright’s ‘Baby Driver’
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Emmy and Golden Globe Award winning Mad Men star Jon Hamm is the latest actor to join the cast of Baby Driver, the next project from Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz director Edgar Wright.

The movie centers on a mute getaway driver with an ear condition that requires him to always be listening to his own personal soundtrack in order to alleviate the constant ringing in his ears, who finds himself and the things most important to him in great danger when a job he does for a crime boss goes wrong. Hamm will play one of the film’s villains, a member of the gang and cop killer who used to work on Wall Street.

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Jamie Foxx Buckles Up For Edgar Wright’s ‘Baby Driver’
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So after the huge fallout between Edgar Wright and Marvel Studios, the director is looking to get back to doing what he does best. His newest project, which he will write and direct, is Baby Driver. The movie is being described as “the ultimate rock-and-roll car chase film.” So far the only people to star in the film are Ansel Elgort (The Divergent Series: Insurgent, The Faults In Our Stars) and Lily James (Cinderella, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies).

While the young stars have yet to establish their names, Baby Driver will be adding some A-list talent to give the film some major star power. A new report says that Jamie Foxx will now be joining the cast of the film. More on the story below.

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Edgar Wright’s ‘Baby Driver’ Adds ‘Cinderella’ Star Lily James
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Edgar Wright may no longer be directing Ant-Man, but his next project is right in his wheelhouse. Baby Driver centers on a getaway driver (Ansel Elgrot) who relies on his own personal rock-and-roll soundtrack to perform jobs. But he is coerced into working for a mob boss, who threatens to destroy everything the driver holds dear, which includes the love of his life. The film is being described as “the ultimate rock-and-roll car chase film.”

Now reports are that the driver’s love interest has been cast. Cinderella star Lily James now will play alongside Elgort. THR has the film’s updated synopsis.

More on that below.

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Edgar Wright’s ‘Baby Driver’: Ansel Elgort In Talks For Lead Role
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After his highly public departure from Marvel’s Ant-Man, Edgar Wright is moving on to other things, including an original piece called Baby Driver. Written and directed by the Shaun Of The Dead filmmaker, the new film, which has been picked up for distribution by Sony for TriStar, will combine everything we love about Wright’s style: action, comedy, music, and more.

The search is on now as to who will take the lead role of a “talented, young getaway driver” in Baby Driver, a flick that’s being described as “the ultimate rock-and-roll car chase film.”

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Edgar Wright Announces New Film Project ‘Baby Driver’
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Never one to allow depressing developments to deter him from doing that which he loves, filmmaker Edgar Wright has walked away from the collapse of his version of Ant-Man at Marvel Studios a bit older and wiser than before, and is heading full blast into his next film project to be titled Baby Driver.

Wright, who also wrote the screenplay, will be making his first original feature since completing the “Three Flavors Cornetto” trilogy last year with The World’s End. Deadline’s Mike Fleming Jr. had Baby Driver described to him as “a collision of crime, action, music and sound.” A pretty vague description but one that seems perfectly within Wright’s creative wheelhouse. The project is set up at the director’s longtime home Working Title Films and will be produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, and Nira Park, Wright’s producers on Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World’s End.

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