The sad thing about Edgar Wright movies (the good ones) is that while they’re (mostly) good, they almost always never make any money. The Brit director’s latest effort is a heist action-comedy called “Baby Driver”, and it’s been getting pretty positive early reviews. Now, that doesn’t mean anything for its Box Office prospects, but it’s an encouraging sign that those of us who do see it will be in for a treat. A new trailer is out, and it’s chock-full of critic’s pull quotes raving about the movie. I can sorta see where they’re coming from, as the action looks ace, and the cast in great form. Am pumped for this, and I do hope that it finds an audience.
Wright, whose previous credits include Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and The World’s End, brought together a cast that includes Ansel Elgort (The Fault in Our Stars, Divergent) as Baby, Kevin Spacey (The Usual Suspects) as Doc, Jon Hamm (Mad Men, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) as Buddy, Lily James (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Cinderella) as Deborah, Eiza Gonzalez (Jem and the Holograms, From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series) as Darling, Jon Bernthal (Marvel’s Daredevil, The Walking Dead) as Griff, and Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained, The Amazing Spider-Man 2) as Bats.
Here’s the official synopsis: “A talented, young getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) 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.”
“Baby Driver” premieres 28th June.