“Fault in Our Stars” actor Ansel Elgort is set to star in the TriStar and MRC pic “Baby Driver” directed by Edgar Wright.
Plot follows a talented, young getaway driver who relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. After being coerced into working for a crime boss, he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.
Wright will write and direct “Baby Driver,” with Working Title principals Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan producing along with Nira Park through her Big Talk Productions. David Beaubaire and Nicole Brown overseeing for TriStar.
“Baby Driver” will see a 50/50 financing split between MRC and TriStar, with TriStar handling worldwide distribution.
Variety was the first to report TriStar and Working Title were teaming on the pic and also that Elgort was in early discussions to star. Elgort has since worked out his schedule with the next film in the “Divergent” series, “Allegiant,” which allowed him to close the deal for “Baby Driver.”
Working Title has worked with Wright on several films, including his comedy “The World’s End,” and Hollywood has been buzzing about what his next project will be since he exited “Ant-Man” last summer. Rothman has had a long-standing relationship with Wright and fought hard to land the pic.
Elgort is repped by CAA and can be seen next in “November Criminals” opposite Chloe Moretz.