First Trailer for Edgar Wright’s ‘Baby Driver’ Revs Up the Music

Written by on March 12, 2017 

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Update: The film has moved up to a June 28 release.

Sure, we’re getting a new Fast & Furious film this year, but we’d put our money down that the best vehicular action of the year will be found in the latest film from Edgar Wright. Baby Driver, which stars Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Jon Bernthal, Eiza González, Jon Hamm, and Jamie Foxx, won’t be released until this August, but alongside its SXSW premiere, the first trailer has landed. Following a music-obsessed getaway driver (Elgort) who is pulled into one last job, this looks to be another thrillingly energetic outing for the Cornetto trilogy director.

“I always wanted to do an action movie that was powered by music. It’s something that’s very much a part of my previous films and I thought of this idea of how to take that a stage further by having a character who listens to music the entire time. So, you have this young getaway driver who has to soundtrack his entire existence, particularly the bank robberies and fast getaways that come afterwards,” Wright says. “It’s an action crime film. It’s funny in places but it’s not a comedy. It gets genuinely tense and threatening. That was actually a fun thing for me — to do dramatic or thriller scenes which just up the ante.”

Check out the first trailer (and an international version) below, along with the poster.

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.

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Baby Driver opens on June 28.


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