‘Baby Driver’ Casts Jon Hamm in Edgar Wright’s Latest Film

By October 20, 2015

Edgar Wright has solidified himself as one of the most unique voices in the entertainment industry today. Ever since he left Marvel’s Ant-Man early last year too, fans of the director have been anxiously awaiting his next project. Unfortunately, they are still going to wait a little less than two years before they see any new content from Wright on the big screen, and coming off of The World’s End in 2013 too – the expectations for his follow-up are pretty high. The movie in question, Baby Driver, has already assembled a fairly solid cast for itself over the past few months though with Ansel Elgort (The Fault in Our Stars), Lily James (Cinderella), and Jamie Foxx (Collateral).

The film is set to follow a young and talented getaway driver (Elgort) who uses the beat of his own personal soundtracks to help him continue to hone and better his already excellent driving skills. After being coerced into working with a dangerous crime boss though, he is forced into a doomed heist that threatens not only his life and freedom, but the love of his life’s (James) as well. The film is based on an original screenplay from Wright, and sounds like something that could fit in nicely with his already impressive filmography.

Looks like it just got even better too.

Variety is reporting that Mad Men‘s Jon Hamm has been cast in the film as well. There’s no word yet on who Hamm will be playing in the film, and with a number of the film’s more secretive details being kept under wraps for the time being too, it doesn’t look like we’ll know for sure how he’ll fit into the story until we’re closer to the film’s actual 2017 release date.

Hamm is already coming off of a pretty fantastic year so far with his recent Emmy win for Mad Men, and his guest actor nomination for his supporting role in the first season of Netflix’s spectacular new comedy series, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Considering how talented and versatile of an actor he’s proven himself to be over the years too, something tells me he’ll be able to work within Wright’s usually unique tone and vision fairly easily. In fact, this sounds about as close to a match made in Heaven as you can get. Sign. Me. Up.

Baby Driver is set to hit theatres on March 17th, 2017.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable