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‘Fault In Our Stars’ Lead Ansel Elgort Buckles Up For Edgar Wright’s ‘Baby Driver’

'Fault In Our Stars' Lead Ansel Elgort Buckles Up For Edgar Wright's 'Baby Driver'

Ansel Elgort pretty much came out of nowhere to become the fastest rising young actor in Hollywood. His first role was in the ill-advised “Carrie” remake, and the next thing you knew, he bagged a part in the “Divergent” franchise. Just a few months later he led the tweenage hit “The Fault In Our Stars,” and scored a leading part in Jason Reitman‘s (terrible) “Men, Women & Children.” So, what’s next? Teaming up with Edgar Wright.

Variety reports that Elgort is in early talks to star in “Baby Driver,” beating out Logan Lerman and John Boyega for the part. A project that has been brewing for years, it became Wright’s next film following “Ant-Man“-gate last summer, which saw him exit Marvel‘s movie over creative differences. THR describes the plot as centering on “on a 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.” The movie is being co-financed by Sony, and will be distributed through their Tri-Star shingle.

Meanwhile, Vulture tried to get Wright’s feedback on the “Ant-Man” trailer. “I can’t! I can’t even answer it,” he said, laughing, before adding, “And you already know what the answer is anyway.” Penny for your thoughts, Edgar, penny for your thoughts….

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