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.
Lily James and Elgort are the only two confirmed for the film so far. Here is THR’s description of the film,
Ansel Elgort is set to star as a young mute man who has an ear condition that forces him to constantly listen to music in order to drown out the constant ringing in his ears. His character is a driver for a group of bank robbers who goes on the run after a heist goes bad.
That isn’t too far off any of the previous descriptions of the film. But the most interesting thing about the film, is that Elgort’s character will have a deep connection to his music. As we have seen before, Wright’s soundtracks are a superb mix of songs, so Baby Driver’s soundtrack should have no trouble living up to the “the ultimate rock-and-roll car chase film.”
Lily James was recently seen in Disney’s live-action adaptation of Cinderella, which just crossed the $500 million mark. She also stars in PBS ensemble hit Downton Abbey. She will next star in an adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.
Wright also wrote the film. Sony has yet to announce a release date.