Lily James hits the set of ‘Baby Driver’ in Atlanta
She’s been Cinderella, she’s slayed zombies in Pride+Prejudice+Zombies, and now she’s the girlfriend of a music-loving expert getaway driver that works for the mob. One Lily James‘ next big feature film is Baby Driver – an action comedy about a young getaway driver (played by Ansel Elgort) who’s coerced into working for a crime boss in a heist doomed to fail. Baby Driver also stars Jon Bernthal, Kevin Spacey, Jon Hamm, and Jamie Foxx.
Baby Driver is an upcoming British-American comedy crime film written and directed by Edgar Wright. The film stars Ansel Elgort, Lily James, Jamie Foxx, Jon Hamm, Kevin Spacey, and Eiza González. The film is scheduled to be released on August 11, 2017 by TriStar Pictures.
On July 22, 2014, it was announced that Edgar Wright, who left the project Ant-Man, would next direct Baby Driver for Working Title Films. Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner and Nira Park would produce the film. On January 13, 2015, it was reported that Ansel Elgort was in early talks to join the film, which Sony Pictures Entertainment would release through TriStar Pictures. Emma Stone and Michael Douglas were also in eyes to be cast into the film.
On May 7, 2015, Lily James was in talks to join the film for female lead to play a waitress and love interest of Elgort’s character. Media Rights Capital and TriStar would be co-financing the film together, which Park would produce through her Big Talk Productions and Wright writing the script.
On September 8, 2015, Jamie Foxx was reportedly in talks to join the film. On October 20, 2015, Jon Hamm signed on to star in the film to play one of the villains, part of the bank robbers gang and a former Wall Street trader. On November 3, 2015, Kevin Spacey was cast in the film to play the role of the boss of the crew and a veteran criminal.
On December 16, 2015, Eiza González joined the film to play one of the bank robbers and Hamm’s character’s girlfriend. On February 23, 2016, Jon Bernthal was cast as Griff.