Cinderella and “Downton Abbey” star Lily James will play the female lead in director Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver, says Variety. She will be joining Ansel Elgort in the TriStar Pictures film, also written by Wright.
Baby Driver is a crime-based action film in which the lead character, named Baby because of his young-looking face, is a getaway driver for different bank robbers. One day, he gets in trouble when a bank robbery goes wrong, putting him on the run from various parties.
Working Title Films–the producers and financiers of the “Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy” (i.e. Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World’s End)–will be teaming with MRC (Ted) to finance the movie. Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner will be producing along with Wright’s regular producing partner Nira Park.
Walt Disney Pictures’ Cinderella passed the $500 million mark at the worldwide box office this week and has reached $502.5 million so far.
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