Ansel Elgort drives getaway cars and Jon Hamm plays a psychopathic bank robber in “Baby Driver,” already one of 2017’s big-screen highlights. Crowds and critics went wild for the movie Saturday at its South by Southwest premiere, and new trailer makes it easy to see why.
“Baby Driver” marks Edgar Wright’s first directorial feature in four years. Known for clever action comedies, Wright previously made “Shaun of the Dead,” “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” and “The World’s End.” He also co-wrote “Ant-Man.”
Because Elgort’s monikered title character relies on pumped-up music to pull off successful getaways, the movie’s soundtrack makes it a sort of jukebox musical. It’s a romance too, with the titular Baby falling for a waitress (Lily James) and attempting to give up his crime life. Overnight reviews have called the film “a blast,” “wildly successful” and “a ‘Gone in 60 Seconds’ for the ‘La La Land’ crowd.”
“Baby Driver,” which also stars Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx and Eiza González, opens Aug. 11.
Check out the international trailer below, which is even more thrilling: