If you have seen films like Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, or The World’s End, you have seen the brilliance of writer-director Edgar Wright. After leaving Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man, which he co-wrote and set to direct but left due to creative differences, fans have been waiting for his next project.
Well, wait no longer. The director’s latest project, Baby Driver, made its world premiere on Saturday night during the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas. While everyone wishes they were there, the rest of the world was treated to the official trailer.
This musically-charged action thriller stars Ansel Elgort (The Fault in Our Stars, The Divergent Saga) as Baby, a young getaway driver working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey). Baby listens to music almost constantly – a way to drown out the ringing in his ears – and makes him the best driver.
From looking at this preview, Baby looks ready to get out of the game, especially when he meets and falls in love with a diner waitress (Lily James). The rest of the cast his loaded with the acting talent of Jon Bernthal, Jamie Foxx, Jon Hamm, and Eiza Gonzalez. Music looks to be a prime factor in the film as it plays during the action sequences. This film has remained fairly quiet since nothing has been heard from the Scott Pilgrim vs. The World director after leaving the Marvel Studios project, but he has stated that this is his passion project that was sprung from an idea more than two decades ago.
Not that I’m complaining, but it looks like August is becoming the month for sleeper hits as we wind down from the barrage of big-budget blockbusters during the Summer. This is one film that I’m looking forward to experiencing.
Baby Driver speeds into theaters on August 11.