The Trailers for Edgar Wright’s Star Studded “Baby Driver” Arrives
Fans of director Edgar Wright — your prayers have been answered.
The trailer for the British writer/director’s new film Baby Driver roared into the collective cinematic consciousness on Saturday March 11. There are wildly different trailers for the film (both included below) — one released for the American market, and one for international audiences.
Baby Driver, which is set for an August 11 release, stars The Fault in Our Stars’ lead Ansel Elgort as a brilliant young getaway driver named Baby. Baby is constantly listening to his own curated playlist on his iPod in order to cancel out an intense ear affliction he’s been suffering with since he was involved an accident with his parents as a young children. His soundtrack is his secret sauce to being such a good driver.
Baby works for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey) who has some sort of hold on Baby’s life and the young driver is looking to get out of his life as a driver. This desire to leave a life of crime is accelerated when he meets his dream girl (Lilly James from Cinderella and Pride & Prejudice and Zombies).
And as things go in these types of movies, love and crime never mix.
The film also stars Jamie Foxx as Bats, Jon Hamm as Buddy, Jon Bernthal as Griff, Flea from The Red Hot Chili Peppers, musician Sky Ferreira, and Eiza Gonzalez (El Rey’s From Dusk till the Dawn: The Series). We’d be kidding ourselves if we didn’t hope for a surprise cameo from longtime Wright collaborators, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost.
Wright is no stranger to chase films as he directed a small version of this concept for the band Mint Royale’s song “Blue Song.” The video, about a getaway driver grooving to a big beat track while waiting for a robbery to be completed, Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt from Mighty Boosh, Nick Frost and Michael Smiley from Spaced.
Note: Don’t let the cover image of these two trailers confuse you — these are two VERY different trailers.