It was heartbreaking to leave Ant-Man: Edgar Wright

Tuesday, 27 Jun, 2017

Ansel Elgort can do everything. For as many songs as are used in "Baby Driver" - and there are dozens - I give Wright and his team credit for avoiding cliche choices.

"Baby is a guy who was in a vehicle accident when he was a kid".

Filmmaker Edgar Wright has another action-comedy coming out this week, Baby Driver, and just like all his other action-comedies (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), the early reviews have been glowing.

The storytelling in Baby Driver is as seamless as the accompanying tunes, in that it's not overbearing or obnoxious. The only way of doing it is you've got to prep the s-t out of it.

Baby Driver stars Ansel Elgort, Lily James, Jamie Foxx, Jon Hamm, Kevin Spacey, and Jon Bernthal, and follows the titular getaway specialist Baby, who finds himself taking part in a heist after being coerced into working for a crime boss. I make music in my trailer.

He also stands out in a place like Hollywood because he's really tall. I did four or five stunts.

"Eventually, I hope I can have a career that's uncategorisable".

He added: "I'm sure plenty of people think I am one, too".

"Also, I drove so much in "Grand Theft Auto" that I feel like I already knew how to do all the drifting, and I already knew how to get away from a cop."
So they didn't have to worry about Lily being there.

He admitted: "It's a dream come true". The things I learned from Kevin Spacey and Jamie Foxx... Such was the fate of Ant-Man, director Edgar Wright's take on the Marvel superhero; Wright departed the project in 2014, eight years after he began working on it with co-writer Joe Cornish.

"Yeah, well, at first we just talked about music in general".

"I don't walk around calling attention to myself". "Think about when you're going to an audition as like going to set on your first day: You're very prepared, but you don't know what the director is going to tell you".

So it's fitting that the movie was essentially born from a single song. "And now I can just do whatever I really want". I love your cinema scene, some of my favourite directors - like David Cronenberg and Don McKellar - are from Toronto. "I didn't know what I was preparing for, but I started in dance and took so many singing and dancing lessons".

In a separate interview, Wright said that Elgort was the essential piece to getting the film made, finally.

Best thought of as a fun Drive or a less dumb Fast & Furious, Baby Driver is an action movie, a love story and - most brilliantly - a singing-free musical, instead choreographing whole scenes to a killer score.

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The film's story focuses on Baby, a child prodigy auto thief. Making this movie was a blast. But I still feed my passion for theatre and music and singing - last night I was in the studio working on music until 3 a.m.