Yesterday, Ansel attended a photocall along with a exclusive presentation for Baby Driver at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, Nevada. He attended with co-star, Jon Hamm and director, Edgar Wright! Ansel looked super great. I’ve updated the gallery with high quality photos!
DEADLINE – After scoring glowing reviews out of the South by Southwest film festival, Edgar Wright’s action heist pic Baby Driver starring Jamie Foxx, Jon Hamm, Lily James, Kevin Spacey, Ansel Elgort and Jon Bernthal is moving up to Wednesday, June 28. Pic was originally scheduled for release on Aug. 11. against New Line/Warner Bros.’ Annabelle 2, Weinstein Co.’s Wind River
The news was announced at Sony’s CinemaCon presentation today by president of worldwide distribution Rory Bruer. Sony’s session started with the opening six-minute scene from Baby Driver, followed by Wright, Hamm and Elgort taking the stage to talk up exhibitors. “I designed Baby Driver to be seen large and loud,” said Wright winking to exhibs that his latest car movie driven by music, wasn’t intended for cell phones, but big screens. “We rehearsed to the music (in the film),” said Wright. Elgort plays the getaway driver Baby, and the music he listens to is from stolen ipods. Wright wrote the script around the music in the script. “There was no CGI or green screens, many people have a fantasy of being in a high-speed chase and the key thing is to make them all real,” said Wright, who strapped himself to the car to shoot the picture going backwards at 70mph.
“There’s not a lot of acting in the backseat where I’m sitting sweating and terrified,” said Hamm, “Everything was shot and it was real and it’s all up there.”
On its new date, Baby Driver will head into Independence Day traffic with the weekend holiday stretch occurring from Friday, June 30 to Tuesday, July 4. Baby Driver will follow in the wake of Paramount’s Transformers: The Last Knight on July 23 and act as older male counterprogramming to Illumination/Universal’s Despicable Me 3, but it will butt up against the New Line/Warner Bros.’ Will Ferrell-Amy Poehler movie The House. In addition, Weinstein Co. has Blumhouse’s Amityville: The Awakening finally opening while Focus Features will expand Sofia Coppola’s Beguiled.
Yesterday, Ansel attended the “Baby Driver” premiere at SXSW Conference and Festivals. He also posed in the portrait room with his girlfriend, Violetta Komyshan. I have added high quality photos from the premiere and portraits to the gallery! Enjoy! :)
Photoshoots & Portraits > 2017 > Session 02 | SXSW Conference and Festivals
Back on Sunday (March 05), Ansel attended the iHeartRadio Music Awards. I have now updated the gallery with HQ photos from the awards to the gallery. Sorry for the delay!
Over the weekend, Ansel attended several events. He played for the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, attended the NBA All-Star Saturday Night, GQ Celebrates NBA All-Star Weekend, and watched the 66th NBA All-Star Game. I have added high quality photos from all the events to the gallery. Enjoy!
Public Appearances > 2017 > Feb 17 | 2017 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game
Public Appearances > 2017 > Feb 18 | NBA All-Star Saturday Night
Public Appearances > 2017 > Feb 18 | GQ Celebrates NBA All-Star Weekend
Public Appearances > 2017 > Feb 19 | 66th NBA All-Star Game
Yesterday, Ansel attended the Alexander Wang show during New York Fashion Week. I have added HQ photos from the show to the gallery!
Baby Driver is set to have its world premiere during the SXSW Film Festival. The festival will take place from March 10 – March 19.
Big names, big talent: Headliners bring star power to SXSW, featuring red carpet premieres and gala film events with major and rising names in cinema.
Director/Screenwriter: Edgar Wright
A talented, young getaway driver relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss, he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom. Cast: Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Jon Bernthal, Eiza González, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx (World Premiere)
I have updated the gallery with 3 production stills of Ansel in Baby Driver. The stills were released in the Empire issue last week.