Oh baby, Edgar Wright is back. The acclaimed director returns with his first film in four years (can you believe it’s been four years since The World’s End?), with the highly anticipated Baby Driver. Lucky SXSW attendees got to catch its premiere at the festival tonight, but this was also good news for those of us not in Austin, as it means we finally get the first official trailer.
Baby Driver is about a young getaway driver named Baby (Ansel Elgort) who suffers from tinnitus, so when he’s chauffeuring bad guys around he’s blasting music in his ears to drown out the ringing in his ears. Things get a little bit complicated when he falls for a cute waitress named Deborah (Lily James) and wants to give up the life of crime so he can be with her. As if it could only be that easy (just ask John Wick).
The trailer is a full-on adrenaline rush, with Wright’s style immediately felt. It looks to balance some pretty wild car chase sequences and action, along with Wright’s trademark brand of humor. Not to mention a killer soundtrack that you know full well he will make full use of, as he’s even been quoted saying that he wanted to do an action movie that was powered by music, with a character that gets to soundtrack his entire existence, from the bank robberies and getaways.
As a huge fan of Wright’s Baby Driver is easily my most anticipated film of the year. With a great cast that also includes Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx, Kevin Spacey, Jon Bernthal, Elsa Gonzalez, Flea (who has a great moment regarding Mike Myers in the trailer), and Sky Ferreira, expectations are sky high. This film looks like it could change many people’s perceptions about Elgort in a big way.
Baby Driver is released on August 11. (UPDATE: The release date has been bumped up to June 28th, according to reporting from CinemaCon.) Find the trailer posted below.
Find the international trailer posted below, which features a bunch of different footage from the US trailer.