Friday, 20 November 2015

Jon Hamm joins Edgar Wright's Baby Driver

With Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained) officially on board to be the crime boss who causes trouble for Ansel Elgort (Carrie) in Edgar Wright's (The World's End) Baby Driver, the director has found someone else to menace the young wheelman. News arrives via The Hollywood Reporter that Jon Hamm, fresh off winning a well deserved Emmy for Mad Men, has signed up to be a villain.

Elgort is playing a talented young getaway driver who uses his personal soundtrack to be the best in the business. But when a heist he is involved with goes badly wrong, his life is thrown into danger from a dangerous crime boss (Jamie Foxx). The cast for that one also includes Lily James (Cinderella) as a waitress our hero meets and falls for. Wright, who has been working on the script for several years, is gearing up to direct probably starting early next year in Atlanta.

Hamm, meanwhile, is taking on the role of a former Wall Street trader who has switched gigs to the slightly less illegal trade of bank robbery. But he is also a mercenary type who kills cops. Hamm is currently finishing up work on comedy Keeping Up With The Joneses and is attached to a couple of other films including High Wire Act and Marjorie Prime.

Wright should be rolling the Baby Driver cameras and wheels later this year, ready for a 17 March 2017 release date.

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