Edgar Wright is back, and he’s ready to attack the action genre head on with Baby Driver.
Wright, whose given us one of the greatest comedy trilogies of all time with Shaun of The Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World’s End, strays from his Simon Pegg/Nick Frost comfort zone to tell another familiar story with what looks to be terrific flair. Check out this trailer:
After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.
There are echoes of a dozen different films here, most obviously Drive from 2011. It’s certainly a familiar story, but Wright’s confidence with the action/comedy genre mashup is on full display.
And how about that cast?! Baby Driver stars Ansel Elgort as the titular driver, Lily James, Jon Hamm, Jaime Foxx, Jon Bernthal, and Kevin Spacey, who seems to have aged a decade the last year or so.
Baby Driver will hit theaters August 11. Let’s hope it’s not another American Ultra.