Ansel Elgort, known for his roles in The Fault in Our Stars and Divergent, is currently in early talks to star in Baby Driver, Edgar Wright’s next film. While there isn’t a signed deal quite yet, Elgort is expected to get the role after other young actors, including Logan Lerman and John Boyega, also chased the role.
Plot follows a talented, young getaway driver who 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.
Wright’s exit from Ant-Man had many disappointed, but Baby Driver is certainly sounding like the right project for him to hit up next. The Shaun of the Dead director has also written the film’s screenplay.
Working Title Films, TriStar and MRC will be financing the picture and Sony will be distributing.