Ansel Elgort is riding the success of “Baby Driver” right into the fall, in which he stars opposite Chloë Grace Moretz in the indie murder mystery “November Criminals.” Based on the novel of the same name by Sam Munson, the film stars the two YA favorites as a pair of college-bound friends who team up to try and solve the mysterious death of one of their classmates. Think “Brink” with a dash of romance and a bit more conventional.
“November Criminals” is directed by British journalist-turned-filmmaker Sacha Gervasi, best known for directing the documentary “Anvil! The Story of Anvil” and the Anthony Hopkins-starring “Hitchcock.” He’s currently in production on the HBO original movie My Dinner With Hervé, starring Jamie Dornan and Peter Dinklage. The supporting cast includes Tessa Albertson, Catherine Keener, and David Strathairn.
Elgort got his rise on the big screen in the “Divergent” series and “The Fault in Our Stars,” but “Baby Driver” was a career breakthrough for the 23-year-old actor this summer. The Edgar Wright action film has grossed over $200 million worldwide. “November Criminals” will be released digitally on November 7 and in theaters December 8.
Watch the first trailer below, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly.