Alex Holmes has been hired to direct a biopic of car designer John DeLorean that Time Inc. Studios and XYZ Films will produce.
Holmes, who most recently wrote and directed the HBO and BBC miniseries “House of Saddam,” developed the DeLorean script with co-writer Rob Warr. They had previously collaborated on the BBC TV series “Dunkirk.”
The DeLorean film will tell the story of how the auto industry maverick’s glamorous life came crashing down when he was caught in an FBI drug trafficking sting, only to be acquitted on grounds of entrapment.
Holmes envisions the pic as a crime thriller with a tragic hero at its heart.