A week after the Ant-Man debacle has ended, Edgar Wright has new information to share about his next project. This time around he will get full credit for his work. Wright’s new film Baby Driver was first reported six years ago. Since then the film has been delayed while Wright finished the last film of the Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy with The World’s End and worked on the script for Ant-Man. Now details are surfacing on the story and who may be tapped to play the lead roles.
According to The Tracking Board, the story will follow a character named Baby, a “music-obsessed, quiet young man who works as the driver for a rotating group of bank robbers and finds himself on the run when things go sour.” The latest casting news reports The Fault in Our Stars actor Ansel Elgort is circling the role of Baby with Emma Stone possibly signing on to play Baby’s love interest. Michael Douglas, starring in Ant-Man later this year, is also being eyed to play a major role in the film. It looks like Wright was still eager to work with him now that his take on the miniature action hero has fallen through.
Wright has expressed interest in musical films previously. The soundtrack compiled for Scott Pilgrim vs. the World consisted of the stylings of various artists including Metric, Broken Social Scene and The Rolling Stones. Still, Wright’s latest endeavor has a unique twist, mixing crime drama with music. With all that has happened to him in the past year, Baby Driver could be a positive step for Wright. Look for more news to come out in the weeks to follow.